On February 12, the 117 meter long, 4168 dwt ro-ro passenger ferry Ben-my-Chree allided with a pier at Douglas Harbour, Isle of Man. The Ben-my-Chree had departed from Wirral for Douglas and Heysham. As the ferry arrived in Douglas, strong winds caused the vessel to veer and strike the King Edward Pier.
The Ben-my-Chree and the pier sustained damaged, but there were no reports of injuries to passengers or crew. Reports state the Ben-my-Chree cancelled its voyage to Heysham and multiple vessels was en route to resume freight and passenger service the following day.