Godafoss grounded in Norway

Friday, February 18, 2011
The Eimskip vessel, Godafoss, has run aground a few nautical miles off Fredrikstad, Norway. At this time the reasons for the grounding remain unclear.Oil spill from the ship has been detected. However, an oil containment fence has been put in place to minimize the effect on the environment. At this moment the volume of oil, already spilled, remains unclear.Representatives from marine salvage companies and the Norwegian coastguard and other specialists have arrived on the scene. The next steps wi