Reports state the fishing vessel Chia Feng No. 11 has suffered an engine room fire north of the island of Palut Laut in the South China Sea (06 12.06N 107 03.66E). The Chia Feng No. 11 had six men on board. No further details reported.
The 80596 dwt boxship CSAV Petorca collided with the 33795 dwt freighter CCNI Rimac at the port of Yangshan Deep Water Port, China. The CCNI Rimac suffered damage to a cabin and had some minor water ingress. The CSAV Petorca lost 26 containers which went overboard. Shanghai Martime Department deployed three vessels to carry out rescue and coordination to salvage the containers. During an inspection, authorities found smoke coming from a chemical container with a cargo of nitrocellulose which could start a fire. The container was removed from the CSAV Petorca. No reports of injuries or pollution being released.
The 63 meter long freighter Vincent suffered an explosion and resulting fire and thick smoke in it’s engine room while off Ketel Bridge between Noordoostpolder and Flevoland, Netherlands. The two crewmen contacted rescue authorities then sealed the engine room and closed all air vents. The rescue boat Willemtje arrived and evacuated the crewmen off the Vincent. Local firefighters were requested and arrived to find the fire already extinguished. The crew’s quick action had suffocated the fire. The motor vessel Cees took the Vincent under tow back to port. The cause of the explosion was not reported.