The 90 meter long general cargo vessel Delia became disabled in stormy weather off Loperen, Hvaler, Norway. The Delia had suffered engine failure shortly after leaving Fredrikstad. The Delia dropped anchor and requested assistance. A lifeboat reached the scene and stood by until a tug could arrive. The tug arrived and took the Delia under tow back to Fredrikstad. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 58 meter long, 1400 dwt freighter Noah went aground off Løperen, Østfold, Norway. The Noah was proceeding to Frederikstadt from Klaipeda with a cargo of steel when it struck the rocks. The crew emptied the ballast tanks and the vessel refloated later under it’s own power. The vessel continued on to Frederikstadt. None of the five crew on board were injured and no leaks reported. Authorities have stated that alcohol was not involved in the incident.