The 162 meter long ro-ro passenger ferry Melusine allided with the moored ferry Superspeed 1 at Hirtshals, Norway. The Melusine attempted to berth with 611 passengers and 240 vehicles when strong winds pushed the ferry against the 212 meter long ferry Superspeed 1. The vessels stayed wedged together until a tug could assist and pull the vessels apart. No reports of injuries. An inspection found minimal damage and both vessels were allowed to depart after a short delay.
On June 24, the 14 meter long fishing vessel Nicoline HG 75 caught fire off Hirtshals, Denmark. The crew were fishing for plaits when smoke billowed out of the engine room. The two crew on board quickly responded to the situation and douse the blaze with powder. The fire damaged the engine disabling the Nicoline. The crew requested assistance with a lifeboat from Skagen responding. The lifeboat towed the Nicoline back to Skagen. No reports of injuries.
The 146 meter long, 15441 dwt tanker Skledros broke free of its mooring lines during a severe storm while berthed at Hirtshals, Denmark. The storm’s wind pushed the vessel from the quay breaking the bollards out of the concrete. Tugs and rescue craft were launched to get the vessel under control. Reports state there was no one on board the vessel at the time. No further details reported.