The fishing vessel Vågøy ran aground near Lepsøya in Ålesund, Norway. The Vågøy sustained no damage or water ingress, but the trawler was unable to free itself. The Vågøy requested assistance and the NSSR sent out a lifeboat to the scene. The lifeboat along with the 54 meter long offshore supply vessel BB Lifter pulled the Vågøy free. The Vågøy was taken under tow back to port. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
On January 31, the 45 meter long, 250 dwt expedition vessel Freya ran aground on a reef near Askvoll, Norway. The Freya was proceeding to Florø with 9 crew on board when it struck the Flatøyna reef. Unable to free herself, the crew requested assistance. A NSSR lifeboat from Måløy was dispatched to the scene and was able to pull the Freya free on the rising tide. No reports of injuries. The Freya was able to proceed under her own power to Florø where it was later surveyed. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident. No reports of pollution released.
The 42 meter long fish carrier Ringaskjær ran aground near Hekkingen, Norway. The Ringaskjær had some 300 tons of herring on board when it struck a rock and sustained hull damage. The fish carrier suffered water ingress. The crew alerted authorities who dispatched vessels and a helicopter to the scene. The NSSR lifeboat arrived a short time later and found the Ringaskjær had sustained a large amount of flooding. The NSSR lifeboat deployed out several dewatering pumps to bring the flooding under control. Authorities removed part of the cargo of herring from the holds.
After the water ingress was controlled and the fish carrier was no longer in danger of sinking, the Ringaskjær was taken under tow to Eidkjosen by the NSSR lifeboat. No reports of injuries.