On January 17, the 101 meter long, 5500 dwt cargo vessel FWN Ruby became disabled off Gran Canaria, Canary Islands. The FWN Ruby was headed for Ambriz when it suffered engine failure and went adrift. The FWN Ruby requested assistance and authorities dispatched a vessel to the scene. The FWN Ruby was taken under tow and proceeded to Las Palmas for repairs. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. Reports state the crew was able to make repairs and continued on its voyage.