The 20 meter long fishing vessel Scombrus Junior caught fire while moored in Haugesund, Norway. The local fire brigade was called out to battle the blaze as there were no crew on board the fishing vessel. A NSSR lifeboat arrived and help bring the fire under control. After several hours the fire was extinguished, but the Scombrus Junior had sustained a list to port before it sank in the harbor. Booms were laid out to contain any pollution released from the Scombrus Junior’s fuel tanks. Reports state the vessel was a total loss.
On December 4, the 90 meter long supply vessel Stril Myster suffered a fire while off Haugesund, Norway. The fire started in the vessel’s engine room releasing dense black smoke and disabling the vessel. The authorities were alerted with a lifeboat, Sea King helicopter and a tug dispatched to the scene. The local fire brigade from Rogaland were ready to be flown to the Stril Myster, but the crew was able to get the fire under control. After two hours since the fire ignited, the fire was brought under control. The crew closed off the engine room and the vessel was taken under tow by the tug Thorax and escorted by the lifeboat. No reports of injuries to the 14 crew or pollution released.
The 48 meter long, 1513 gt passenger ferry Utsira allided with a pier at Haugesund, Norway. The Utsira was departing from Haugesund when it suffered engine failure. The disabled ferry drifted back until it struck the pier. The bow of the Utsira sustained damage along with the pier. No passengers were on board and there were no injuries. The Utsira was taken out of service for repairs.