Freighter Samskip Akrafell grounded and refloated, Iceland

Sept. 7, 2014 at 06:26 by Mikhail Voytenko in Accidents

General cargo vessel Samskip Akrafell ran aground at around 0400 LT Sep 6 between Reydarfjordur and Faskrudsfjordur, eastern coast of Iceland, nn route from Akureyri to Reydarfjordur. Reportedly vessel suffered a breach in engine room area with ensuing water ingress. Icelandic rescue and coast guard ships arrived on the scene, rescue team boarded the vessel, while 6 inessential crew left Samskip Akrafell. Water ingress was put under control with the help of additional pumps. Close to midnight local time vessel was refloated and was to be towed to Reydarfjordur. No spill reported. On Icelandic Coast Guard photos troubled Samskip Akrafell.

Freighter Samskip Akrafell grounded and refloated, Iceland

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