On January 11, the 72 meter long, 980 gt ro-ro passenger ferry Gay Head allided with a construction barge at Woods Hole, Massachusetts. The ferry was backing into the terminal when strong winds caused the Gay Head to strike the barge. The barge and ferry only sustained light cosmetic damage. No reports of injuries. The Coast Guard made an inspection of the Gay Head and allowed it to resume service later the same day.
On August 23, the 22 meter long fishing vessel Rose Marie caught fire near Chatham, Massachusetts. The fire could not be contained by the crew and they sent out a distress call. Nearby fishing vessels responded as well as the 270 foot Coast Guard cutter Legare and aircraft from Cape Cod. Before rescuers could reach the Rose Marie, the crew abandoned ship into a life raft as the super structure became engulfed in flames. All four crew of the Rose Marie were later rescued by nearby fishing vessels.
On March 18, the fishing vessel Captain Joe became disabled some 110 miles off Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The Captain Joe had suffered a power blackout when its battery died. The crew was able to alert a nearby fishing vessel who relayed the request to the Coast Guard. A Coast Guard helicopter was dispatched and was able to lower a portable marine radio. The helicopter returned and lowered a battery to the Captain Joe. The crew was able to restore power. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.