On January 28, the 137 meter long container ship Hua Dong 808 became disabled in rough conditions in the Yellow Sea off Dalian, China. The Hua Dong 808 was en route to Dalian with 400 containers when it suffered a mechanical failure and went adrift. The crew requested assistance with a salvage vessel responding. The salvage vessel was able to arrive on scene a short time later and connected a towline to the disabled boxship. The vessels proceeded the following day to an anchorage off Dalian. No reports of injuries to the 17 crew on board, damage or pollution released.