On January 23, the 26 meter long tugboat MCL Power III with a barge under tow ran aground in the South China Sea near Kandis, Kelantan, Malaysia. The MCL Power III was proceeding to Johor with 5800 tons of limestone in stormy conditions. The storm caused the MCL Power III to become uncontrollable and the vessels were pushed ashore. No reports of injuries.
The 50 foot long, 13 ton fishing vessel Liberty ran aground on Whidbey Island, Washington. The Liberty had been reported unmanned and adrift for over a month before it eventually washed ashore on to the beach. Authorities found the fishing vessel had no fuel on board and no signs of pollution released. The Liberty will be pulled off the beach on the following high tide and be towed to Everett. Reports state the fishing vessel had been moored at Port Ludlow before it had gone adrift.