The 53 meter long freighter Chang Xin Shun 888 and the freighter Jin Ma 788 sank in the Gulf of Tonkin near Hainan Island, China. Both vessels were at anchor when became overwhelmed when the tropical storm Bebinca passed over the area. Authorities received a distress signal and dispatched rescuers to the scene. All 12 crewmen from both vessels were later rescued. Both vessels were loaded with cargoes of coal at the time. Reports state the Chang Xin Shun 888 sank to the bottom, but the bridge still remains above the surface.