The 164 meter long, 10454 dwt ro-ro car carrier Modern Express was successfully towed to Bilbao, Spain. The car carrier had been adrift since January 26 after it suffered a cargo shift while in the Bay of Biscay en route to Le Havre, France. The Dutch salvage company Smit was later able to connect a towline on February 1st while the car carrier was off the coast of Mimizan, France. The tugs slowly towed the listing Modern Express to Bilboa where it safely docked. Investigators will board the vessel to inspect the cargo decks .
The 190 meter long, 56853 dwt bulk carrier Ocean Carrier ran aground in the Sinapore Strait near Pulau Pemping, Indonesia. The Ocean Carrier was en route to Yangjiang with iron ore when it veered out of the fairway and went aground to avoid colliding with another vessel. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
On February 3, the 55 meter long platform Sea Worker capsized off Hvide Sande, Denmark. The Sea Worker had been aground since January 27 while being towed to an offshore wind turbine site. Reports state the platform had on board both light fuel oil and lubricating oil and a small sheen was spotted, but authorities state there is no risk of a large oil spill. No reports of injuries. The Sea Worker was to be inspected for damage to see if the platform was too far damaged to be salvaged.