The 65 meter long, 1260 dwt cargo vessel CEG Universe ran aground on Kyle Rhea near Glenelg, Scotland. The CEG Universe was loaded with a cargo of salt bound for Gairloch when it suffered rudder failure and struck bottom. The vessel requested assistance with RNLI lifeboats from Kyle of Lochalsh and Mallaig responding. Both lifeboats aided in keeping the CEG Universe in position until a tugboat from Kyle arrived. The tug and lifeboats towed the CEG Universe to the harbour in Kyle. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
On February 17, the 56 meter long, 500 dwt research vessel Kristine Bonnevie became disabled off Orknøyane, Norway. The Kristine Bonnevie suffered engine failure and the crew was unable to make repairs. Unable to drop anchor, the Kristine Bonnevie went adrift. The crew requested assistance with a Norwegian Coastguard patrol boat and NSSR lifeboat responding. The patrol boat arrived and towed the Kristine Bonnevie as far as Sletta where the NSSR lifeboat took over the tow. The lifeboat towed the Kristine Bonnevie to a shipyard in Bømlo. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.