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.
The 19 meter long fishing vessel Synne ran aground in the North Sea off Flekkerøy, Norway. The trawler was loaded with shrimp travelling back to Kristiansand at 7.5 knots when it struck a reef. The Synne was left high and dry with the vessel listing heavily to port. The two crew on board were uninjured, but were unable to refloat the Synne. The NSSR was alerted and two lifeboats were dispatched to the scene. No further details reported.