On August 22, the 44 meter long, 1000 dwt ro-ro passenger ferry Kragerø ran aground in Skåtøy Sound near Jomfruland. The Kragerø was headed to Jomfruland when it suffered a technical fault causing the ferry aground. The ferry was later refloated and proceeded to Jomfruland. Divers inspected the hull and found no damage. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 44 meter long, 1000 dwt ro-ro ferry Kragero went aground near Schweigaardsholmen, Norway. The ferry was proceeding in poor visibility with 11 passengers when it struck bottom. The Kragero suffered some hull damage and controlled water ingress. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The Kragero proceeded under its own power to Jomfruland where it safely unloaded its passengers. The vessel returned back to the port of Kragerø where it will be inspected. No further details reported.
The 107 meter long, 5916 dwt freighter Norvind went aground at the entrance to Kragerø, Norway. The freighter had run aground into the shallows due to a navigation error. The Norvind was able to refloat itself without assistance and docked later the same day. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution being released. Authorities are conducting an investigation into the incident. Initial reports state that the master and chief mate were tested for alcohol and the results were negative. The Norvind has had two prior incidents in 2011.