The 230 meter long, 67,296 dwt freighter Jin Ocean ran aground in the Pearl River Delta west of Shan Island, China. The Jin Ocean loaded with 60,000 tons of coal contacted the South China Sea Rescue Bureau who deployed the rescue craft No. 116. The rescue vessel taking advantage of the rising tide was able to free the Jin Ocean. The freighter was escorted to Hong Kong anchorage. All 24 crew on board were uninjured.