The 88 meter long, 3710 dwt cargo vessel Vitin ran aground near Tonnes in Lurøy, Norway. The Vitin had run ashore during the early morning hours and stranded itself just a few meters off the shoreline. The vessel sustained damage and water ingress to a ballast tank, but there were no injuries and no pollution released. The Vitin notified authorities who dispatched a rescue boat and tug to the scene. The tug was able to pull the Vitin free several hours later. The cargo vessel was escorted to Sandnessjøen where it can be inspected further. The cause of the grounding was not reported.
On May 21, the 83 meter long, 3480 dwt cargo vessel Fast Herman ran aground in the Baltic Sea near Ruegen, Germany. The Fast Herman was en route to Luebeck from Szczecin when it stranded on the Prerow Bank. The vessel was not able to free itself and requested assistance. A tug was dispatched to the scene and was able to pull the Fast Herman free. The vessels proceeded to Rostock where the Fast Herman will undergo an inspection. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
On May 18, the 180 meter long, 29496 dwt cargo vessel Da Zhi allided with the quay at Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The Da Zhi was maneuvering to berth at the quay when it struck a gantry crane. The crane fell backwards and collapsed onto several containers. No reports of injuries, but the crane and several containers were significantly damaged. No reports of pollution released.