Bulker Runs Aground in Sweden
Liberian-flagged bulk carrier MV Victoria is reportedly stuck on a shoal off the west coast of Sweden with a 3-meter gash in its hull after running hard aground Saturday night.
According to local reports, the 190-meter ship was en route from Rostock, Germany to Guinea in West Africa with a cargo of wheat when it ran aground at about 11:30 p.m. local time Saturday night off the coast of Varberg, Sweden.
No leaks or oil spills have been reported. So far no pollution has been reported.
The vessel was also loaded with 1,000 cubic meters of heavy bunker fuel and 200 cubic meters of diesel, the Coast Guard said. A dive inspection on Sunday revealed a three-meter gash in the hull of the vessel and confirmed it is hard aground on a shoal.
The Victoria was built in 1997 and is a 27,792dwt bulk carrier owned by the Swedish Transport Agency.