On Jan 27, 2020, a man was injured in a work accident on board the 'Pioneering Spirit' when he fell while the ship was in the Skagerrak. An air ambulance took hm on board and transported him to the University Hospital Ullevål in Oslo.
The 'Marry S.' suffered a blackout and engine failure about seven miles northwest of Pendeen, Land's End, on Jan 20, 2020, at 05.25 a.m. An investigation revealed that a leaking oil pipe had caused the problem. The crew carried out repair works, and the vessel resumed its voyage from Ijmuiden to Drogheda the same day with an ETA as of Jan 27, 7 p.m.
The 'UACC Riyadh', coming from Rabigh, ran aground during the transit of the Suez Canal on Jan 26, 2020, around 4 p.m. The tanker was refloated and it resumed its journey short time later. The vessel exited the canal at 7 p.m.
The US Coast Guard suspended its search for three missing crew members of the 'RC Creppel' on Jan 27 after the tug sank on the the Mississippi River at mile marker 123, near Luling, Louisiana, on Jan 26. Coast Guard crews searched over 835 nautical miles for approximately 67 hours but were unable to find the missing mariners. Air monitoring was ongoing in the area surrounding the incident. The air in the immediate vicinity of the affected barge has now been cleared of any traces of sulfuric acid. There were no immediate health issues or concerns to the surrounding communities. The Mississippi River was opened again at 9:30 p.m. to vessel traffic from mile marker 121 to 123. This area was still subject to restrictions put in place by Coast Guard Sector New Orleans’ Vessel Traffic Service. McKinney Salvage has been contracted to carry out salvage operations of the affected barge. Air monitoring in the area was to be continued until the salvage operations of the affected barge have been completed. The National Transportation Safety Board has joined the Coast Guard to investigate the cause of the incident.
The 'Matanuska' suffered a mechanical issue, and its sailings on Jan 26 and Jan 27 were cancelled as a consequence. The vessel remained at Juneau's Auke Bay terminal while repairs were carried out. Passengers had the option to remain housed on board the vessel. The ferry management was working as quickly as possible to effect repairs.