Cargo vessel runs aground in Iceland

By Vessels

Samskip Akrafell, a 96-meter cargo vessel, ran aground in Iceland between Reydarfjordur and Faskrudsfjordur. The incident occurred on September 6 when the vessel got stucked onto a small rocky reef.

The incident resulted in water ingress caused by major hull damage. The 12-man crew did not manage to contain the water. Local authorities dispatched several rescue vessels which delivered additional pumps to the grounded cargo ship. There were no reports of injuries or pollution.

The vessel was successfully refloated on the same day around midnight. Onboard Samskip Akrafell were the master and five crew members. The vessel was towed by Adalsteinn Jonsson to Reydarfjordur in four hours.

Samskip Akrafell (IMO number 9271963 and MMSI 212201000) was built in 2003 with deadweight 5,565 DWT. The cargo vessel is registered in Cyprus.

Last received position of Samskip Akrafell.

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