On January 15, the 88 meter long, 3001 dwt cargo vessel Rix Emerald went aground on the Øresund near the town of Landskrona, Sweden. The Rix Emerald had been proceeding in ballast from Aarhus when it approached Landskrona harbor. As the vessel entered the harbor it struck bottom and became stuck in the mud. The Coast Guard was alerted and after a survey by divers found the Rix Emerald had not sustained any damage. Authorities drained one the Rix Emerald’s fuel tanks as a precaution. Tugs were dispatched the next day and were able to free the Rix Emerald the following day. No reports of injuries or pollution released.