On January 10, the 367 meter long, 127015 dwt container ship Gustav Maersk ran aground in the Messina Strait near Torre Cavallo, Italy. The Gustav Maersk en route to Gioia Tauro from Rijeka entered the Messia Strait. While it maneuvered to bring on a pilot, the boxship ran aground just off the shoreline.
The vessel requested assistance with two tugs responding. The tugs were able to refloat the Gustav Maersk and the vessels proceeded to Gioia Tauro. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.