On February 2, the 52 foot long fishing vessel Pacific Star suffered water ingress near Lituya Bay, Alaska. The fishing vessel reported to the Coast Guard the Pacific Star had sustained water ingress through a hatch in the stern of the vessel. The pumps on board the fishing vessel were unable to control the flooding and there was the risk the vessel would sink.
The Coast Guard dispatched helicopters from the Sitka and Kodiak stations. An hour later the Jayhawk helicopter from Sitka arrived on scene. The helicopter lowered a dewatering pump to the Pacific Star. The crew of the Pacific Star were able to get the pump running and brought the flooding under control.
The Pacific Star proceeded under its own power to Graves Harbor while being escorted by the helicopter from Kodiak. There the crew were able to make repairs and dewater the Pacific Star. The following day, the Pacific Star proceed back to Sitka escorted by another fishing vessel Sherrie Marie. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 143 meter long ro-ro passenger ferry Prevelis sustained water ingress in the Saronic Gulf near Saint George Island, Greece. The ferry was proceeding with 127 passengers and 67 crew when it suffered water ingress in the engine room. The crew was able to bring the flooding under control and alerted authorities.
The Greek Coast Guard dispatched three vessels to escort the Prevelis as the ferry return back to Piraeus under its own power. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. The ferry remains detained in port until repairs are completed.
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.