The 29 meter long, 130 dwt fishing vessel Frosti caught fire off Straumnes, Iceland. The fire started in the trawler’s engine room and quickly contained by the crew. However, dense smoke had spread through out the Frosti except the bridge. The vessel sent out a distress call with two Iceland Coast Guard helicopters and patrol boats to the scene. One helicopter airlifted one crew person off the Frosti who required treatment for smoke inhalation. The other helicopter arrived and lowered five firefighters to the Frosti. The patrol boat Tyr arrived and took the Frosit under tow back to Hafnarfjordur. No reports of pollution released.
On January 10, the 101 meter long, 5580 dwt container ship Samskip Hoffell was disabled off the Faroe Islands. The container ship had suffered engine failure and went adrift. The crew were unable to restart the engine and requested assistance. The Icelandic Coast Guard vessel Þór was dispatched to the scene and was able to attached a towline to the Samskip Hoffell. The vessels proceeded to Reykjavik. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.