Cargo ship Nossan with 1-meter hole in the hull at risk of sinking

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A general cargo ship Nossan ran aground at Overby in northern Trollhattan, Sweden on 2 concrete foundations in the channel after she suffered a power blackout on November 12, at around 12:40 am. The ship departed from Klaipeda, Lithuania on November 9 en route to Grums.

The 87-metre long cargo ship, fully loaded with timber, drifted until it ran aground in the channel. Crew members were able to refloat the ship shortly later and decided to proceed towards Stallbacka to investigate the cause of the power failure and examine for damages of the hull. The Nossan proceeded a short distance when the crew spotted that the ship was taking on water through the bow. The hull of the cargo ship had been holed during the grounding and the bow section was flooding. Emergency services later reported one-meter long hole in its hull.

The master of Nossan sent a distres signal to the local maritime authorities, who dispatched rescue forces and Coastguard vessel KBV 051 with pumping equipment and divers to the scene of the incident. Sjofartsverket's tug vessel Alvbjorn was pushing at the bow of Nossan.

Current position of cargo ship Nossan

All 7 crew members of Nossan abandoned the ship as fears the vessel was about to sink or capsize. Fortunately, the fears subsided several hours later as the situation was stabilized by the local maritime authorities. Oil booms were laid out around the grounded ship to contain any potential pollution. No reports of injuries.

Photos of the grounded cargo ship Nossan in northern Trollhattan, Sweden

Cargo ship Nossan with 1-meter hole in the hull at risk of sinking off Overby, Sweden

Cargo ship Nossan with 1-meter hole in the hull at risk of sinking in Overby

Cargo ship Nossan with 1-meter hole in the hull at risk of sinking off Trollhattan, Sweden

Cargo ship Nossan with 1-meter hole in the hull at risk of sinking in Sweden

Cargo ship Nossan with 1-meter hole in the hull at risk of sinking off Overby channel, Trollhattan, Sweden

Cargo ship Nossan at risk of sinking after power failure.

Cargo ship Nossan at risk of sinking off Overby channel in Sweden after power blackout