The 32 meter long fishing vessel Starfrakt became disabled off Lepsøyrevet, Norway. The Starfrakt had sustained engine failure and gone adrift. The three crew on board dropped anchor to prevent the fishing vessel from running aground. A NSSR lifeboat was dispatched to the scene and took the Starfrakt under tow. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
On March 28, the 189 meter long, 15787 dwt self-unloader bulk carrier Mississagi sustained damage in Whitefish Bay, Lake Superior. The Mississagi was proceeding towards the Soo Locks when it struck ice and tore a hole in the vessel’s bow. The crew was able to make temporary a patch and the vessel continued on its voyage to Monroe for repairs. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The Mississagi was en route in ballast to Toledo for a cargo of coal.
On April 4, the 156 meter long, 4963 dwt passenger cargo vessel Nicobar ran aground on the Hooghly River near Kolkata, India. The Nicobar was departing Kolkata when ran aground blocking the channel. The passenger vessel was able to free itself and returned to Kolkata where it was inspected for damage. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.