The water tanker Tonny ran aground at northern coast of Brottoya, Norway. The vessel was en route to Sortland, when after blackout headed to the rocky shallow near the port of destination. Fortunately during grounding the ship did not suffered serious damages of the hull and remained afloat. The crew reported the accident to the local authorities and requested assistance. At the scene was dispatched salvage tug NSO Crusader, which refloated the water tanker to safe depth just two hours after grounding. The vessel Tonny resumed voyage to Sortland by own power and being escorted by the salvage tug. The ship docked successfully at the port of destination, where will be inspected for seaworthiness and underwater breaches.
The local authorities started investigation for the root cause of the grounding and according to preliminary information one of the main circumstances was blackout on board. During the accident there were no injured people and no reported water pollution.
The water tanker Tonny (IMO: 5262263) has overall length of 48.00 m, moulded beam of 8.00 m and maximum draft of 3.50 m. The gross tonnage of the vessel is 499 GRT. The vessel was built in 1942 by Moss Rosenberg Verft in Norway. The owner and operator of the tanker is local company Tonny with home port Aakrehamn.