The 29 meter long, 130 dwt fishing vessel Frosti caught fire off Straumnes, Iceland. The fire started in the trawler’s engine room and quickly contained by the crew. However, dense smoke had spread through out the Frosti except the bridge. The vessel sent out a distress call with two Iceland Coast Guard helicopters and patrol boats to the scene. One helicopter airlifted one crew person off the Frosti who required treatment for smoke inhalation. The other helicopter arrived and lowered five firefighters to the Frosti. The patrol boat Tyr arrived and took the Frosit under tow back to Hafnarfjordur. No reports of pollution released.
The 42 meter long fishing vessel Kristin – GK 457 became disabled off Látrabjarg, Iceland. The trawler had suffered engine failure and went adrift. The Icelandic Coast Guard vessel Thor was dispatched to assist. The Thor was able to attach a towline and both vessels proceeded to Reykjavik. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
On November 30, the 45 meter long fishing vessel Stefnir collided with an iceberg near Dýrafirði, Iceland. The trawler was in shallow water when it struck the iceberg head-on. The Stefnir suffered dents above the water and parts of the iceberg fell onto the vessel’s desk. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The Stefnir returned to Ísafjarðar to be inspected.