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 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.