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.
The 34 meter long fishing vessel Skjongholm became disabled while berthed in Måløy, Norway. The propeller of the Skjongholm had run afoul of ropes requiring divers. The NSSR lifeboat arrived on scene with drivers and were able to remove the ropes by the following day. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.