The 1308 dwt freighter Yunxing caught fire off Busan, South Korea while in ballast. Reports state the fire started in a kitchen and quickly engulfed the entire vessel. Four crewmen perished in the blaze with 5 others being rescued by the coast guard. Most of the crew were asleep when the fire was discovered. The fire was eventually extinguished after being slowed by the heavy smoke. Investigators have stated the fire might have started by an electrical fault.
The 3155 dwt freighter Kliftrans collided with the 75 foot fishing vessel Valentina in the Strait of Sicily south of the island of Lampedusa. The collision damaged the Valentina leaving a large hole in the bow with water ingress. The crew was able to pump the water out and reach the port of Trapani. Three crewmen from The Valentina were injured and were transferred to a patrol boat. No report on the damage to the Kliftrans or if any crew were injured. The Kliftrans was heading to Cardiff from Turkey. The Valentina was heading back to its home port of Pantelleria before the collision.