The 33 meter long tugboat Miss Gill and the tanker-barge Delaware ran aground in Delaware Bay off Wilmington, Delaware. The tug and barge , loaded with 1.3 million gallons of asphalt, ran aground in the morning. Authorities arrived on scene a short time later while the owners create a salvage plan. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. Both vessels were later refloated. The incident is under investigation.
On January 27, the 143 meter long reefer Santa Lucia ran aground in Delaware Bay near Miah Maull Shoal. The Santa Lucia was bound for Philadelphia with fresh produce when it struck a rocky shoal. No injuries, damage or pollution released. The Santa Lucia was later refloated under its own power and proceeded to a nearby anchorage where it was inspected for damage. The Coast Guard has launched an investigation into the incident.