The 17101 dwt tanker Alessandro DP collided with motor vessel Karam 1 near Cape Emine on the Bulgaria coast in the Black Sea. A half-hour after the collision the Karam 1 foundered resulting with 5 crewmen missing. Reports states there was no injuries of the 20 crewmen on the Alessandro DP. The Karam 1 was carrying scrap metal from to Instanbul with 10 crew onboard. The Alessandro DP heading to Varna, Bulgaria with just ballast. Reports state that vessels and helicopters were searching for the missing men.
The 53000 dwt bulk carrier Aali collided with the 20624 dwt bulk carrier Dong Fang Ocean in the Yellow Sea off Chengshan, China. The two vessels were severely damaged requiring assistance and were towed to port. The Aali had damage to her ballast tanks and was towed to Weihai. The Dong Fang Ocean was towed to Longyan. No reports had details of any injuries to the crew or pollution being released.