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.
On July 29, the 30 meter long passenger 2-masted sailing ship Helena ran aground off Kjeholmen, Norway. The vessel was on a charter voyage with 123 passengers when it ran aground onto the rocks. Reports state the master of the Helena thought the water was deeper than it was actually. There was no panic on board and the vessel suffered minimal damage as it was proceeding at a slow speed. The vessel contacted the NSSR who dispatched a lifeboat to the scene. Half a hour later, the lifeboat pulled the Helena free. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 32 meter long fishing vessel Starfrakt became disabled off Lepsøyrevet, Norway. The Starfrakt had sustained engine failure and gone adrift. The three crew on board dropped anchor to prevent the fishing vessel from running aground. A NSSR lifeboat was dispatched to the scene and took the Starfrakt under tow. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.