On July 1, the 130 meter long, 7843 dwt cargo vessel BBC Lisbon ran aground while in Tromsø, Norway. The BBC Lisbon had arrived from Poland and attempted to shift berths when it ran ashore. Tugs were able to refloat the cargo vessel a short time later. No reports of injuries or pollution released. Divers were requested to inspect the hull for damage.
The 59 meter long, 531 dwt fishing vessel Kokshaysk ran aground along the coast of Norway near Arnøya in Troms. Authorities were alerted and found the Kokshaysk nearly high and dry. An inspection found a small oil leak, but the trawler’s hull was in good shape and no water ingress was found. Attempts to refloat the Kokshaysk will be done on the next high tide. Authorities are still investigating why the trawler ran ashore. Reports state there was good visibility and nice weather at the time of the incident. One report suspects the night watch had fallen asleep at the helm. No reports of injuries to the 35 crew on board the trawler.
The 11 meter long fishing vessel Viknafjord sank at its berth at Rørvik, Norway. The vessel had sprung a leak and sunk at the dock. No reports of injuries, but some diesel fuel was released. Authorities arrived on scene and placed dewatering pumping on board. Straps were attached and the Viknafjord was later raised later the same day. Reports state some absorbent pads were able to collect some of the pollution released.