On February 5, the 128 meter long, 12999 dwt chemical tanker Global Uranus ran aground off Bitung, Indonesia. The fully loaded Global Uranus was en route to Indonesia from China when ran aground off shore.
Reports state the vessel still remained aground over one week before it was finally refloated on February 16. No reports of injuries or pollution released. Details of the cause of the incident or damage to the Global Uranus were not reported.