The 89 meter long, 3798 dwt freighter RMS Rotterdam became disabled in a storm off Skåne, Sweden. The RMS Rotterdam had suffered engine failure while en route to Frederikstad from Liepaja and high winds were pushing the vessel towards the shore. The crew was able to drop anchor preventing the vessel from going aground. The Swedish Coast Guard has a vessel on standby to assist the RMS Rotterdam if needed. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 88 meter long, 3740 dwt freighter Nina Bres went aground off Skåne, Sweden. The vessel’s master had made a navigational error and steered the freighter toward the shoreline. The vessel grounded a short distance off shore. No reports of injuries or pollution released. A tug was able to refloat the vessel both proceeded to Sydhamnen under its own power. Divers will inspect the hull for damage. Reports state the master had suffered from a sudden illness which was the probable cause leading to the incident.
The 89 meter long, 3211 dwt freighter Arklow Spirit collided with the 200 meter long, 7290 dwt ro-ro ferry Skane on the Warnow River near Rostock, Germany. The Arklow Spirit had departed on a voyage to Cork, England and the Skane had departed bound for Trelleborg when the two vessels touched in the river. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. The water police detained both vessels a short time until their investigation was completed. Both vessels continued on their voyages later that day.