On January 28, the 137 meter long container ship Hua Dong 808 became disabled in rough conditions in the Yellow Sea off Dalian, China. The Hua Dong 808 was en route to Dalian with 400 containers when it suffered a mechanical failure and went adrift. The crew requested assistance with a salvage vessel responding. The salvage vessel was able to arrive on scene a short time later and connected a towline to the disabled boxship. The vessels proceeded the following day to an anchorage off Dalian. No reports of injuries to the 17 crew on board, damage or pollution released.
The 93 meter long, 4400 dwt bulk freighter Sae Byol went aground off Haimao Island near Dalian, China. The Sae Byol suffered water ingress and the hull broke open. The crew contacted the Liaoning Sea Rescue which dispatched a helicopter to the scene. The 15 crewmen from the Sae Byol abandoned ship with 14 being rescued from a life raft. No further details reported.