The 29,266 grt tanker Atlantic Diana suffered a fire in the engine room 450 nautical miles off Bermuda. The fire started from the exhaust from the main engine generator. The fire was extinguished by the vessel’s fire fighting system. The master of the vessel reported that all crew on board were safe and the Atlantic Diana was proceeding to Tuxpan, Mexico.
The 89 foot long, 2665 dwt freighter Kongsvaag went aground at Fløsundholmane on the Bokn in Rogaland, Norway. The rescue vessel responded and was on standby. The tug Mega Mammut arrived on scene and released the Kongsvaag with the next high tide. The Kongsvaag was taken to Føresvik for an inspection. All seven crew on board were uninjured and no pollution was released.
The 141 meter long, 9000 ton boxship Karin Schepers went aground on Cape Cornwall, United Kingdom. The boxship was bound for Rotterdam from Cork, Ireland went it struck the sandbank. Reports state the vessel received assistance from the RNLI, local police and the Coast Guard, but no distress signal was sent out. A helicopter lowered a man to the vessel to determine the condition of the vessel and crew. All 13 men on board were uninjured and the vessel was seaworthy. The Karin Schepers was able to release itself by shifting ballast and using the rising tide. Surveyors were dispatched to meet with the vessel as it continued on to Rotterdam. No reports of pollution being released.
An initial investigation has stated the Coast Guard had attempted to contact the Karin Schepers before the grounding. The boxship had been spotted not using the correct traffic lane. Reports state the Coast Guard was unable to establish communication with the boxship before it went aground.