The 139 meter long, 3343 dwt heavy lift vessel Titan II caught fire while moored some 500 meters off the coast of Ciudad del Carmen, Campeche, Mexico. The Titan II had been idle for over 2 years when smoke was spotted rising from the deck. Reports state the vessel had been vandalized by several people who boarded the vessel stealing pieces of iron off the vessel. No reports of any crew person on board the vessel at the time. No details reported if any local authorities responded to the fire or if any pollution was released.
On January 27, the 77 meter long supply vessel Caballo Eclipse capsized and sank off Carmelite Island, Mexico. The unmanned Caballo Eclipse had been at anchor off the coast since 2017 when storm waves caused hull failure. A meter long crack on the port hull allowed uncontrolled water ingress into the vessel. The Caballo Eclipse partially filled with water before it capsized and partially sank with the hull resting on the bottom. No reports of injuries.
Reports state some diesel fuel had been released, but no details to the quantity of pollution was provided. Authorities did not state if any salvage or scrapping will be done to the vessel. The Caballo Eclipse had been considered abandoned since 2017 when her owners suffered financial problems.