The "Austera" which had run aground enroute from Sarpborg to Varberg with a cargo of timber on the Mørgrunnen ni Løperen on Oct 17, was finally pulled off on Oct 19 and was berthed at the Frederikstad Container Terminal at 3 p.m. She sailed again on Oct 25 at 9.50 a.m. and continued the voyage to Varberg, ETA Oct 26, 4 a.m.
Grounding off Løperen
The "Austera" ran aground off Løperen on Oct 17, 2018, at 2 p.m. due to poor visibility. No one was injured, and there was no danger of an oil spillage. The ship got stuck between Tjellholmen and Møren on the way from Øra at Løperen sailing in the direction of Rødshue. It suffered holes in a ballast tank. The ship grounded during high tide. Two tugs, the "Bebe" and "Bebecoaster" were on their way to the accident site. Also the NSSR lifeboat "Horn Rescue" attended after the grounding. Norwegian reports with photos: http://www.demokraten.no/nyheter/austera-grunnstotte-i-loperen-1.2510001 https://www.f-b.no/nyheter/loperen/skipsfart/skip-pa-grunn-i-loperen/s/5-59-1278269Upload News