In February, 1992, the capesize bulk carrier Arisan, 20 years old,
grounded on the rocky coast of Norway
after she left the port of Narvik loaded with iron ore.
The result of this was a serious oil spill
and pollution of the coast through the damaged fuel oil tanks.
The probably cause of this accident was engine trouble
in connection with risky anchoring practice.
Engine problems with older ships
are a threat to marine safety.