On August 20, the 37 foot long passenger ship King Eider became disabled in Brace Cove near Gloucester, Massachusetts. The King Eider was cruising with 34 passengers when the passenger ship sprung a leak. The King Eider sent out a distress call with a nearby fishing vessel, Coast Guard lifeboat and other vessels from local authorities responding. The fishing vessel Lisa & Jake arrived on the scene first and took the passenger ship under tow while pumps on board the King Eider brought the flooding under control. The Coast Guard lifeboat arrived a short time later and assisted with additional dewatering pumps. The vessels proceeded into Gloucester where all the passengers disembarked. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The cause of the flooding was not reported.
On April 18, the 61 foot long fishing vessel Angela Michelle became disabled some 115 miles off the coast of Gloucester, Massachusetts. The Angela Michelle had gone adrift after its propeller and rudder fouled by an anchor line. The crew requested assistance with the Coast Guard cutter Legare responding. The Legare arrived on scene and towed the Angela Michelle back towards Gloucester. A motor lifeboat took over the tow and the Angela Michelle arrived safely in port. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 75 foot long fishing vessel Aaron & Melissa sprung a leak while berthed at Gloucester, Massachusetts. The Coast Guard and local firefighters were called to the scene and placed booms around the fishing vessel to contain any pollution released. The cause of the water ingress was not reported.