The 180 meter long, 13157 dwt car carrier Aegean Leader became disabled in the Pacific Ocean. The Aegean Leader had departed from Toyohashi, Japan en route to Balboa, Panama when it suffered engine failure. The vessel went adrift and was last reported between Japan and Midway Islands. No further details reported.
On March 23, the 38 foot long fishing vessel More Misery became disabled near Block Island off Newport, Rhode Island. The vessel had suffered water ingress and the two crew requested assistance. The Coast Guard dispatched a helicopter and two 45-foot response boats to the scene. The response boat arrived on scene and safely transferred the crew aboard. The Coast Guard placed dewatering pumps on to the More Misery and safely towed the fishing vessel to Newport. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.