Hurtigruten's MS Fridtjof Nansen runs aground in Norway

   January 13, 2022 ,   Accidents

In the early hours of Wednesday, January 12, Hurtigruten's MS Fridtjof Nansen had ground contact in Sognefjord close to Maloy (Vagsoy Island, Norway), which led to water ingress.

According to the company, there had been no danger to the boat or the people on it at any time. There had been bad weather with strong winds at the site of grounding.

At the time of the accident, there had been 233 passengers and 165 crew onboard.

MS Fridtjof Nansen was able to sail to the nearby port of Maloy on her own and moor safely there.

The propulsion system and the hull of the cruise ship suffered during the ground contact. The extent of the damage and its effects have yet to be clarified.

The current voyage was interrupted and the passengers were accommodated in local hotels.

The ship is due to operate together with MS Otto Sverdrup from/to Hamburg (Germany) until April 2022. 

MS Fridtjof Nansen cruise ship

MS Fridtjof Nansen's 15-day expedition to Norway started on January 2, 2022.

How the voyage, which was scheduled to end in Hamburg on January 16, will continue and how the events will affect the next Hamburg-Norway cruise starting on January 16 s not yet known.

For more MS Fridtjof Nansen incidents and accidents see the ship's CruiseMinus page.