On January 25, the 169 meter long bulk carrier Zeus I became disabled in bad weather in the Mediterranean Sea off Bordj El Bahri, Algeria. The Zeus I had been asked to leave Algier as bad weather approached. However, the bulker suffered engine failure only 16 kilometers offshore and went adrift as waves reached 8 meters high. The crew quickly requested assistance with two helicopters, naval vessel and a tug responding. The naval vessel was able to connect a line and take the Zeus I under tow. The trio proceeded back to Algier. No reports of injuries to the 21 crew, damage or pollution released. Reports stated the Zeus I had some 23800 tons of wheat on board at the time.