Photos: Bulk Carrier Grounds Off Sweden

An 80-meter bulk carrier aground off Oskarshamn, Sweden. Photo: Swedish Coast Guard

Swedish authorities have arrested the captain and superintendent of an 80-meter bulk carrier which ran aground Saturday morning off Oskarshamn, Sweden.

The Swedish Coast Guard reported that police took the captain and superintendent on suspicion of serious gross negligence after a preliminary investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident. The Coast Guard has identified the vessel only as an 80-meter bulk carrier belonging to a Danish shipping company and registered and flagged in the Faroe Islands. The crew consists of Russian and Filipino citizens, the Coast Guard said.

The Coast Guard has identified the vessel only as an 80-meter bulk carrier belonging to a Danish shipping company and registered and flagged in the Faroe Islands. The crew consists of Russian and Filipino citizens, the Coast Guard said.

Photo: Swedish Coast Guard

The hull of the vessel has sustained damage and is in contact with the seabed in three places. Salvors on Monday began working to remove 24,000 liters of diesel fuel from a tank that is at risk of being compromised. However, as of

Salvors on Monday began working to remove 24,000 liters of diesel fuel from a tank that is at risk of being compromised. However, as of Monday, the Coast Guard had not reported any pollution coming from the vessel so far.

The vessel is carrying a total of 44,000 liters of diesel oil.

The Coast Guard said Monday that the vessel grounded in such shallow water that it has made it difficult for environmental response ships to get too close.

Photo: Swedish Coast Guard
Photo: Swedish Coast Guard
Photo: Swedish Coast Guard