On November 17, the 23 meter long high speed catamaran ferry Rygercruise became disabled on the Rødne Fjord, Norway. The Rygercruise was en route from Mostraumen to Bergen when a 100 meters of rope fouled one of the two propellers.
The vessel contacted authorities which dispatched the Coast Guard vessel Tyr to the scene. The Tyr took the Rygercruise under tow and proceeded to Bergen. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
On November 17, the 87 meter long, 2942 dwt cargo vessel Carina allided with the lock wall on the Kiel Canal at Brunsbüttel, Germany. Strong winds caused the vessel’s starboard bow to strike the lock while its stern hit the opposite wall. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The lock only sustained minor damage. The Carina was able to continue on its voyage to Moerdijk on the following day.
The 499 ton cargo vessel Takamaru ran aground just offshore of Tomakomai City, Hokkaido, Japan. The Takamaru was en route to Tomakomai from Aomori when it was blown ashore by a severe gale. The crew requested assistance which was received by the coast guard. The Coast Guard dispatched a helicopter to the scene and hosted all four crew off the Takamaru to safety. No reports of injuries.
Reports state the vessel had sustained damage, but conditions had prevented any inspection. No pollution was reported around the vessel.