A 65-meter long cargo ship ran aground in Vejle Fjord yesterday near Assendrup Forest.
“The ship is designed for general cargo, but was empty when it ran aground on the way into the port of Vejle,” said Morten Vegger from the east Jutland police.
The cause of the accident has yet to be determined, but police said that neither the captain or the crew were under the influence of alcohol at the time the ship ran aground. The ship was sailing under the flag Togolese Republic. The captain and four crew members are Danish.
There are no indications that the ship was leaking oil.
Maritime authorities will develop a plan for freeing the vessel. The plan will be coordinated by the Maritime Assistance Service (MAS) along with the Danish navy.
The environmental defence ship Marie Miljø is also on the way in case the grounded ship should begin to spill oil.