General cargo ship POLLUX in the morning Jan 23 strayed off fairway and ran aground by bow in Lake Vanern, Sweden, while approaching port of Hallekis, on arrival from Gibraltar with cargo of bentonite. The ship was refloated in the afternoon with tugs assistance, after several unsuccessful attempts. Understood no damages sustained, as the bottom is clay and mud. Cause of accident unknown.
General cargo ship POLLUX, IMO 9390135, dwt 3689, built 2008, flag Antigua, manager WESSELS REEDEREI GMBH & CO KG.