On January 23, the 225 meter long, 76015 dwt panamax bulk carrier Fu May ran aground while approaching the port of Santos, São Paulo, Brasil. The Fu May was en route from São Francisco do Sul to Porto de Cigading with 66,000 tons of corn when the vessel veered out of the fairway and grounded in shallow water. No injuries to the 23 crew on board or pollution released. The Fu May was refloated on the high tide with the aid of three tugs later the same day. The bulker proceeded to anchorage off Santos where it could be inspected for damage.
The 199 meter long, 44621 dwt bulk freighter Marcos Dias became disabled and allided with the berthed 254 meter long, 106659 dwt freighter ABML Eva at Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil. The Marcos Dias was maneuvering in the port when it suffered a power blackout. The crew attempted to slow the vessel by dropping two anchors, but the Marcos Dias did not stop and struck the ABML Eva and a container crane. The Marcos Dias had its port and bow bulwark damaged. The ABML Eva had only minor damage with the crane suffering some undisclosed damage. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The Port authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.