On February 22, the 200 meter long, 63498 dwt bulk carrier Federal Iris became disabled 240 miles off the coast of Oregon. The Federal Iris was headed for Longview, Oregon from China when there was a minor explosion in the vessel’s engine room. The explosion damaged the main engine and the bulk carrier went adrift. The Federal Iris requested assistance and a tug was dispatched to the scene. The tug took the bulk carrier under tow and proceeded to port. No reports of pollution released.