Reports state there was a distress signal sent out by the motor vessel Capitola Vicinity. The vessel was last reported in the Bearing Sea (53 12N, 173 15W). No further details reported.
The 14,806 dwt freighter Hyang Ro Bong collided with the 11,690 dwt freighter Banga Lanka in the outer anchorage of Chittagong, Bangladesh. The Hyang Ro Bong’s hull developed a crack, tilted over and sank by the stern. The 31 crew of the Hyang Ro Bong were safely transferred to another vessel. The Hyang Ro Bong was loaded with 13,000 tons of rice from Pakistan. Authorities have formed a probe to investigate the incident.
While the 34 meter long motor vessel Schillig was entering the outer port of Hooksiel, Germany, the vessel suffered engine failure and went adrift. The Schillig’s crew was able to get the engine restarted, but not in time before the Schillig had allided with the northern jetty. The vessel’s forepeak was dented and the hull was holed above the waterline. The Schillig was towed to Wilhelmshaven to be drydocked for repairs.