The 87 meter long, 726 dwt ro-ro passenger ship Proteus ran aground off Skiathos, Greece. The Proteus had departed from Skiathos with 53 passengers and six vehicles bound for Skopelos when it suffered rudder failure. The ferry veered on the rocks of the small islet of Daskalonisi and went aground. The vessel contacted authorities who dispatched a patrol vessel to the scene. Passengers were transferred off the Proteus to the patrol vessel and taken back to Skiathos.
A tug was dispatched and was able to refloat the Proteus the following day. Inspectors surveyed the hull of the ferry and found no damage or pollution released.
On December 25, 2019, the 90 meter long, 3700 dwt dry cargo vessel Nevado 35 ran aground off Tekirdağ, Turkey. The Nevado 35 had suffered rudder failure and veered toward the shoreline before running aground just 35 meters off the coast. The cargo vessel remained aground for 2 days after several failed attempts to refloat itself. The vessel then requested help with a tug dispatched to the scene. Weather prevented the Nevado 35 to be pulled free. For another week, the Nevado 35 remained stuck off the shoreline. A lighter vessel was requested and some 3000 tons of sunflower meal was offloaded from the Nevado 35. By January 5, the Nevado 35 had been refloated and moored off Tekirdağ to be surveyed. No reports of injuries to the 11 crew on board.