The 'Darwin' ran aground in the late afternoon of Aug 18, 2018, off Årø in the southern Lillebælt. The Danish Navy Home Guard sent a ship to the site, but there were no reports of spillage from the ship. They issued a ban on sailing, so no attempt will be made to pull the coaster off before divers have examined the hull for possible damage. Then a salvage plan must be prepared that must be approved by the Danish authorities before the work gets started. The ship got stuck very close to a fish farm. It was underway from Hamburg to Kolding when the grounding occurred. The ship left Hamburg on Aug 17 and should have arrived at Kolding on Aug 18 at 10 p.m. There was no suspicion of drinking at the helm.