At approximately 10:15 Sunday morning, the Governor received information that a catamaran had crashed into the dock at Barentsburg. A number of people were injured as a result of the crash.

Rescue personell are at the scene of the accident, and are working to get an overview of the situation. Injured persons are continuously being transported to the hospital in Longyearbyen.

The craft runs daily tours between Longyearbyen, Barentsburg and Pyramiden.