On January 24, the 227 meter long LNG tanker GDF Suez Boston became disabled off Pointe de la Caravelle, Martinique. The tanker was loaded with natural gas when it suffered a mechanical breakdown. The vessel requested assistance with two tugs dispatched to the scene. The tugs were able to keep the GDF Suez Boston from going adrift. No reports of injuries to the 20 crew or pollution released.