Cargo ship aground off Kragerø
Enroute from Hirtshals to Oslo the "Karmsund" ran aground aground around 40-50 meters from the shore in the Lovisenberg Sound at Langtangen after having left Kragerø on May 17, 2014, at 3.15 p.m. The crew of 10 was not inured. The tugs "Evis" and "Triset" were called to assist and refloated the vessel on May 18. The unloaded ship was damaged at the bow, had suffered a leak in one or two ballast tanks and took in some water. The cause of the accident was thought to be a navigational error. The “Karmsund” hat pilot assistance. After the vessel was refloated, it was moored in Helle before proceeding to the Odense Steel Yard in Lindö on May 19. The Telemark police investigated the accident. Norwegian reports with photos: http://www.ta.no/nyheter/vestmar/article7363857.ece http://www.nrk.no/telemark/skip-grunnstotte-utenfor-kragero-1.11724687 http://www.varden.no/nyheter/skip-har-gatt-pa-grunn-utenfor-kragero-1.1152864
The "Karmsund" was now towed to Rubbestadneset.
The "Karmsund" in the night of June 24 suffered machine failure on its way from Bergen to Tananger and went adrift near Stord. Tug assistance was required.Upload News