The 47 meter long, 499 gt water tanker Tonny ran aground on Brottøy near Raftsundet, Norway. The tanker was proceeding from Myre when it ran aground just off the shore. The bow of the Tonny was holed and the tanker suffered water ingress.
The crew requested assistance with a NSSR lifeboat and tug responding. The vessels failed several times to pull the Tonny free until it finally refloated with the rising tide. No reports of injuries to the three crew on board. The cause of the grounding was not reported.
On February 2, the 52 foot long fishing vessel Pacific Star suffered water ingress near Lituya Bay, Alaska. The fishing vessel reported to the Coast Guard the Pacific Star had sustained water ingress through a hatch in the stern of the vessel. The pumps on board the fishing vessel were unable to control the flooding and there was the risk the vessel would sink.
The Coast Guard dispatched helicopters from the Sitka and Kodiak stations. An hour later the Jayhawk helicopter from Sitka arrived on scene. The helicopter lowered a dewatering pump to the Pacific Star. The crew of the Pacific Star were able to get the pump running and brought the flooding under control.
The Pacific Star proceeded under its own power to Graves Harbor while being escorted by the helicopter from Kodiak. There the crew were able to make repairs and dewater the Pacific Star. The following day, the Pacific Star proceed back to Sitka escorted by another fishing vessel Sherrie Marie. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.