The 151 meter long, 13200 dwt container ship Phoenix J ran aground in the Gulf of Bothnia near Rauma, Finland. The Phoenix J suffered hull damage with water ingress into ballast tanks and cargo holds. No reports of injuries or pollution being released. Divers was only able to inspect part of the hull as the vessel remains firmly aground on the rocky bottom. The MRCC has a vessel standing by in case the crew need to evacuate the vessel. Salvagers plan to pump out water before attempting to refloat the vessel The boxship had left Rauma loaded with containers bound for Gävle, Sweden before going aground in 5 meters of water.
The 213 meter long passenger ship Spirit Of France went aground at Rauma, Finland. High winds had caused the passenger ship had broke from its moorings and it drifted aground. The Spirit Of France was pulled free and docked. The vessel will undergo an inspection for any damage. No reports of injuries or pollution being released. The Spirit Of France was being prepared at a shipyard for delivery to its owners at the time of the incident.
The 82 meter long, 500 dwt ferry Rauma went aground at Hollingsholmen, Norway when it had suffered engine failure to its thrusters. The ferry suffered minimal damage to its hull, but some damage to its propeller wings. No one was injured. The Rauma had 50 passengers and 23 vehicles on board at the time of the incident. The Rauma was taken out of service and towed for repairs. No pollution was released.