The 64 meter long, 150 dwt ro-ro passenger ferry Eid allided with a quay at Sæbø, Norway. The ferry was approaching the terminal when it failed to slow down and struck the quay. The Eid continued forward until it went aground in shallow water. Passengers on board were thrown off their feet, but no reports of injuries. A tug was dispatched and pulled the Eid free a short time later. The ferry sustained some bow damage and was pulled out of service. Reports state the cause of the allision was due to a malfunction.
The 74 meter long ro-ro passenger ferry Aydın Kaptan 2 ran aground in the Dardanelles off Çardak, Turkey. The Aydın Kaptan 2 had left the dock with 30 passengers and 10 vehicles bound for Gallipoli. The ferry only traveled some 10 meters from the pier when it stranded on a sandbar. Local authorities dispatched a lifeboat to the scene and found the ferry undamaged. Four passengers were evacuated and taken back to port. The rest of the passengers remained on board until the Aydın Kaptan 2. The tug, Arab Kamil, pulled the Aydın Kaptan 2 off the sandbar several hours later. Both vessels proceeded back to Çardak. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
On February 5, the 25 meter long, 90 gt high speed ferry Lovund Superior ran aground near Lurøya, Norway. The Lovund Superior was proceeding with 3 people on board when it struck a reef and went hard aground. The Lovund Superior sustained hull damage resulting in water ingress. A distress call was sent out with the ferry Regine Normann responding. The Regine Normann safely rescued all 3 off Lovund Superior. The crew was later transferred to a passing fishing vessel. No reports of injuries. Efforts to salvage the Lovund Superior began a few hours later. Multiple vessels arrived on scene along with divers to inspect the hull. No reports of pollution released. No further details reported.