The 108 meter long self-propelled tanker-barge Köpenick ran aground on the Rhine near Kestert, Germany. The Köpenick had suffered engine failure while proceeding toward Rotterdam with 2100 tons of diesel fuel. A tug was requested to assist refloating the Köpenick, but attempts failed to release the vessel. A lighter vessel was requested to assist efforts the next day.
On January 14, the 16 meter long fishing vessel P’tit Ours became disabled off Lacanau, France. The trawler had got into difficulties in heavy swells and sent out a distress call. A SNSM lifeboat was dispatched to the scene. The lifeboat took the P’tit Ours under tow back to port. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.