The 426 gt oil tanker Fazilat ran aground on the Karnafuli River at Chattogram, Bangladesh. The Fazilat had dropped anchor on the river earlier due the dense fog which reduced visibility to near zero. The anchor dragged and became stuck on a rock causing the tanker to go aground off a rocky embankment. The tanker remained stuck with the falling tide. Authorities were alerted and dispatched the tug Kandari 1 to the scene. No reports of injuries or pollution released. Reports state the tanker will be refloated on the rising tide and towed to a safer location.
On January 2, the 200 meter long, 63301 dwt bulk carrier Madison Eagle became disabled on the Marmara Sea while heading for Tuzla from Iskenderun. The vessel had suffered a mechanical failure and the crew was unable to restore propulsion. Authorities dispatched the tugboat KEGM Kurtarma-3 to the scene and took the Madison Eagle under tow. The vessels proceeded to an anchorage off Tuzla, Turkey. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
On June 10, the 302 foot long barge PML2501 ran aground on the St. Marys River near Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. The barge was being towed by the 132 foot long tugboat Anglian Lady bound for Burns Harbor, Indiana with 3622 tons of coal tar and 6000 gallons of diesel fuel when it struck bottom off Sweets Point. The barge sustained hull damage and suffered water ingress in a ballast tank. The Coast Guard was alerted and found there was no pollution being released from the PML2501. A safety zone was established around the barge while a salvage plan is being developed. No reports of injuries. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.