On January 15, the 90 meter long cargo vessel Lisa ran aground on the River Barrow near Pink Rock, Ireland. The Lisa had departed from Antwerp bound for Drogedha. While underway to New Ross with 4500 tons of dry good, the cargo vessel when it stranded on a mud bank. The Lisa remained aground for until two days later when two tugs and a dredger pulled the Lisa free. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 144 meter long, 11551 dwt oil tanker Hellespont Charger became disabled off Loop Head, Ireland. The tanker, loaded with 15,000 tons of caustic soda, had suffered a power blackout after the vessel had its main engine failure. The Hellespont Charger reported it was in force 7 winds and in six meter swells, but was in no risk. The vessel was 100 miles west of the coast, but it was being driven towards the Irish coast. The crew requested assistance from the Irish Coast Guard. The Irish Coast Guard plans to fly out spare parts to the Hellespont Charger. A tug was also dispatched to assist the tanker as well. No reports of injuries to the 22 crew on board.
On November 24, the 88 meter long, 3675 dwt freighter Nestor went aground shortly after departing from the docks at Limerick, Ireland. The Nestor had traveled a short distance when it became stuck on a mud bank just outside the port. A harbor workboat from Limerick attempted to refloat the Nestor, but the ebb tide proved to be too strong. A tug was dispatched to assist with recovery efforts. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. The Nestor was en route to Portugal with a cargo of scrap metal.