A car carrier belonging to Japan’s Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) ran hard aground in the south of Sweden yesterday morning. The Makassar Highway, loaded with 1,325 vehicles, was bound for the port of Sodertalje, to the south of the capital Stockholm, when it ran aground at full speed in an archipelago north of Vastervik with some local reports suggesting it had been navigating on a wrong route for several hours.
Public broadcaster SVT said one crewmember, believed to be the chief officer, has been detained on suspicion of being intoxicated while on duty.
The Swedish Coast Guard has stated that refloating the vessel will take days. While there has been no water ingress, a hydraulic oil leak has been detected.
— Kustbevakningen (@Kustbevakningen) July 23, 2018