On February 5, the 25 meter long, 90 gt high speed ferry Lovund Superior ran aground near Lurøya, Norway. The Lovund Superior was proceeding with 3 people on board when it struck a reef and went hard aground. The Lovund Superior sustained hull damage resulting in water ingress. A distress call was sent out with the ferry Regine Normann responding. The Regine Normann safely rescued all 3 off Lovund Superior. The crew was later transferred to a passing fishing vessel. No reports of injuries. Efforts to salvage the Lovund Superior began a few hours later. Multiple vessels arrived on scene along with divers to inspect the hull. No reports of pollution released. No further details reported.
The 88 meter long, 3710 dwt cargo vessel Vitin ran aground near Tonnes in Lurøy, Norway. The Vitin had run ashore during the early morning hours and stranded itself just a few meters off the shoreline. The vessel sustained damage and water ingress to a ballast tank, but there were no injuries and no pollution released. The Vitin notified authorities who dispatched a rescue boat and tug to the scene. The tug was able to pull the Vitin free several hours later. The cargo vessel was escorted to Sandnessjøen where it can be inspected further. The cause of the grounding was not reported.