The 37,600 dwt bulk freighter Ramsi collided and sank 2 lighters. The lighters, Titu-21 and Titu-22, were loaded with clinker off Kutubdia Lighthouse, Chittagong, Bangladesh when the collision occurred. Reports state that 7 of the 28 crewmen onboard both lighters are still missing. The cause of the accident was poor visibility due to the fog and darkness.
Another lighter, Titu-16 was in collision with the motor vessel Hamsir in the Kutubdia Channel, Bangladesh. The Titu-16 was damaged, but no reports of injuries to the crewmen. Authorities are installing additional buoys to ease movement of vessels through the channel.