Ferry Fedjefjord ran aground off the pier in Saevroy, Norway. The vessel was en route on Fedje – Saevroy service with 5 passengers and 7 crew, but after mechanical failure left the fairway and stuck on sandbank on several meters from the dock. The accident was reported to local authorities and at the scene was dispatched rescue boat to evacuate the passengers. All the people were safe and without reported injuries. Later the vessel was refloated with assistance of towing tug and headed in southern direction towards Bergen for special survey and safety inspection. The vessel suffered slight damages, but remained seaworthy and afloat.
The local authorities started investigation for the root cause and circumstances around the grounding. The vessel will be out of Fedje – Saevroy service for some days. However, the company operator sent another vessel to replace the Fedjefjord and resume operations.
The ferry Fedjefjord (IMO: 9236767) has overall length of 63.50 m, moulded beam of 13.20 m and maximum draft of 4.50 m. The deadweight of the vessel is 385 DWT and the gross tonnage is 2,232 GRT. The ferry was built in 2001 by Astilleros Zamakona Pasaia shipyard in Spain. The owner of the ferry Fedjefjord is Norled, while the manager and operator is Norwegian company Tide.