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.
The 66 meter long ro-ro ferry Bømlo became disabled while in the fjord in Huglehammaren, Norway. The ferry was en route to Kvinnherad from Halsnøy with 21 persons on board when the crew spotted smoke coming from the engine. The crew attempted to continue on course at a slower speed, but the main engine failed a short time later. The crew requested assistance with the tug Eide Rex responding. The Eide Rex took the Bømlo under tow and proceeded to Rubbestadnesed. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.