The 23 meter long schooner Alexandra went aground near the west side of Sandhamn near Helsinki, Finland. The sailing vessel was passing through Kungs Sound when it suffered water ingress. Unable to control the flooding, the crew decided to run the Alexandra aground in shallow water to avoid it possibly sinking. Authorities were alerted and arrived on scene quickly. Pumps were placed on board the schooner and were able to dewater the vessel. Rescue vessel took the Alexandra under tow and proceeded to Skatudden for repairs. No reports of injuries of the four crew on board.
The 163 meter long, ro-ro cargo vessel Finnkraft caught fire near Helsinki, Finland. The fire started in a heating system on a stairwell in the bow section. The fire spewed toxic smoke spreading to several decks. The crew quickly responded and was able to bring the fire under control and later assisted by the local fire brigade in extinguishing the blaze. The smoke was then later ventilated from the areas impacted. No reports of injuries.
The 5215 dwt container ship Ragna became disabled in Vuosaari Channel near Helsinki, Finland. The Ragna had suffered engine failure and went adrift. The vessel avoided going aground when a pilot was able to push the vessel away from shallow waters. The Ragna was taken under tow back to Helsinki. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.