On January 23, the 50 foot long fishing vessel Tamara became disabled off Block Island, Rhode Island. The Tamara requested assistance after its navigation equipment had failed while in strong winter storm with winds reaching 55 knots and 4 meter high waves. The Coast Guard dispatched a response boat, motor lifeboat and helicopter to the scene. The response boat arrived on scene and was able to attach a towline to the Tamara. Both vessels proceeded to Newport and arrived later the same day. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 42 foot long fishing vessel Tamara ran aground near Ocean Shores, Washington. The Tamara had gone aground in shallow water and the two crew rescued assistance. A motor lifeboat was dispatched to the scene, but the water was too shallow to reach the stranded fishing vessel. A Jayhawk helicopter arrived on scene and hoisted the crew to safety. The two men were taken to a local hospital for evaluation. Reports state pollution was spotted around the vessel. The Tamara had up to 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel on board at the time of the grounding. A response crew has been contracted to clean up the pollution.