The double-decker ferry Aung Tagun 3 capsized and sank near Myebon, Myanmar. The Aung Tagun 3 was headed to Sittwe with some 209 persons on board when it was struck by heavy seas. Survivors stated that ferry was struck by a huge wave causing the vessel to capsize. Reports state some 167 survivors were pulled from the water. Another 34 bodies were also recovered by rescuers.
On March 11, the 75 foot long fishing vessel Hunter became disabled off Nantucket, Massachusetts. The Hunter had gone adrift after suffering a power blackout when the main engine failed. The Hunter sent out a distress call that the vessel was adrift. The Coast Guard dispatched the Cutter Tybee which arrived on scene. The Tybee took the Hunter under tow and proceeded slowly back to port. The Tybee passed the tow to another vessel the following day. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.