On April 18, the 63 meter long, 1300 dwt cargo vessel Aegir ran aground near Isla Humos, Chile. The vessel was en route to Punta Arenas with a cargo of fish food when it suffered damage while transiting the Chacabuco canal. The Aegir sustained hull damage and suffered water ingress. Unable to control the flooding, the cargo vessel was driven aground to avoid it sinking. No reports of injuries to the 12 crew on board.
Authorities dispatched several patrol boats to the scene. Steps were taken to contain any pollution released. Reports state no oil pollution had been released.