On December 19, the 95 meter long, 4080 dwt fishing vessel Gordon Jensen ran aground near Bella Bella, British Columbia, Canada. The Gordon Jensen had stranded on the rocks, but was able to be refloated. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The fishing vessel proceeded to a shipyard at Ketchikan for repairs.
The 93 meter long, 2703 dwt reefer Frio Confidanze caught fire while berthed in a shipyard in the Guayas River at Guayaquil, Ecuador. The fire was started by a spark while crews were doing repair work. Local fire brigades were requested and it took over three hours before the fire could be brought under control. No injuries reported.
The 106 meter long, 5780 dwt cargo vessel Ventura caught fire while entering the lock at Kiel, Germany. The crew had noticed there was an elevated temperature in the hold containing beet pulp. Local firefighters were contacted and the Ventura was directed to a nearby quay. At the quay, part of the cargo was offloaded while firefighters extinguished the embers. No reports of injuries or pollution released.