On 1st September, one of Finland’s most historic cargo ships, ran aground in the Aland archipelago off the southwest coast of Finland.
n particular, the ship was the 100-year-old m/s Leonie, was in danger of sinking. The Western Finnish Coast Guard reports that the vessel was stabilized, but they were remaining on the scene to deal with any environmental effects.
As explained, there were three crew members on board when the ship ran aground, and there are believed to have been no injuries.
I fell asleep and ran around.
..skipper David Saari told Ålands Radio.
As informed, built in Norway and entering service in 1923, the vessel previously known as the Greta and now Leonie is approximately 161 feet in length.
She is 560 dwt and was reported to be carrying a cargo of 800 cubic meters of oats.
The Finnish Coast Guard assisted by local volunteers placed pumps aboard the vessel. They were able to stabilize the water but were also concerned because there were six cubic meters of fuel oil aboard. Initial reports said the fuel did not appear to be leaking.
— Merivartiosto – LSMV (@meriraja) September 1, 2023