The 115 meter long, 8214 dwt container ship Kota Duta collided with the 89 meter long, 2621 dwt freighter Tanya Karpinskaya in the port Niigata, Japan. The Kota Duta was leaving port when it struck the Tanya Karpinskaya which was heading to another part of the harbor. The collision resulted with the Tanya filling with water. All 17 crew on the Tanya Karpinskaya abandoned ship into the lifeboats and were later rescued by a harbour tug. The freighter later capsized and sank. Two crewmen suffered minor injuries. Reports state there was another crewman from Tanya who was on the Quay. Authorities have started an investigation into the incident.