The 90 meter long, 4200 dwt cargo vessel Fluvius Tamar sank in the North Sea off the coast of Ramsgate, England. The Fluvius Tamar was en route from Eemshaven, Netherlands with 3,800 tonnes of magnesium oxide bound for Pasajes, Spain. As the vessel passed some 30 miles off the coast, the Fluvius Tamar ran into difficulty. The cargo vessel was in strong northwesterly gale when it began to take on water. The vessel sent out a distress call that it was flooding rapidly and needed assistance.
The 79 meter long, 1061 dwt cargo vessel Frem Nordica suffered a leak on the Elbe near Cuxhaven while en route to Aarhus from Ijmuiden. The vessel had sustained water ingress in the bow thruster compartment. Pumps were unable to control the flooding causing the Frem Nordica to be down by the bow. The master of the vessel requested assistance. A pilot arrived and help guide the cargo vessel entering Cuxhaven. Reports state the Frem Nordica was able to berth a short time later. A support vessel arrived and started pumping water out from the hull. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
On December 31, the 420 dwt cargo vessel Euro Uno ran aground just offshore of Misamis Oriental, Mindanao, Philippines. The Euro Uno was headed for Siquijor from Lligan City with a cargo of 900 sacks of flour and 3500 sacks of pollard feed when it was struck by a storm. A large wave caused the cargo vessel to be blown off course from the port entrance and wash ashore some 50 yards off the beach. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. Reports state the vessel remains aground, but the company has arranged a tug to begin salvage operations on the next high tide.