Posted on February 08, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
Faroe Islands-flagged general cargo carrier, Listervik, ran aground close to Oxelosund, Sweden.
The incident occurred at approximately 03:20 UTC, in the early morning hours of February the 8th.
The vessel was en route from Nakskov, Denmark to Norrkoping, Sweden loaded a cargo of wheat.
The Listervik came into contact with rocks, and as a result, the hull was breached, and water ingress ensued.
The vessel started listening as she was taking on water.
The Listervik managed to turn back and headed towards Oxelosund, escorted by the Swedish Coast Guard.
The vessel managed to reach Oxelosund at approximately 04:15 UTC.
The 10 crew members on the ship haven’t sustained any injuries during the incident and are reportedly in good health.
Local authorities are suspecting negligence on part of the crew, and both the commander and the ship’s mate have been called in for sobriety testing and further questioning.