The 158 meter long, 14483 dwt container ship Perseus ran aground at the entrance of the harbour of Torshavn, Faroe Islands. Two tugs were dispatched to the scene and were able to refloat the Perseus the same day. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. The Perseus departed the following day bound for Reykjavik.
On January 7, the 34 meter long fishing vessel Vesturland VN 307 caught fire 80 miles off the Faroes Islands. The crew was unable to contain the blaze and requested assistance. A helicopter was dispatched and hoisted all 10 crew to safety.
Two patrol boats arrived on scene and attempted to extinguish the blaze, but weather conditions prevented any action being taken. Not until several hours later when conditions improved did it allow fire fighting to begin. By the following morning, both vessels were able to bring the blaze under control including the use of foam.
The Vesturland superstructure sustained significant damage, but the fishing vessel remained afloat. A patrol boat took the Vesturland under tow back to port. No reports of injuries.
On June 20, the 42 meter long fishing vessel Eivind became disabled near Thorshavn, Faroe Islands. The trawler had suffered engine failure and went adrift. Authorities dispatched vessels to the scene which were able to attach a towline to the disabled Eivind. The vessels then proceeded into Thorshavn where the Eivind docked for repairs. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.