The 113 meter long, 9742 dwt boxship BSLE Venus went aground on the Weser River. The vessel had lost power after a technical failure and went adrift. The crew dropped the anchor, but it go caught on a buoy and the BSLE Venus grounded on an embankment. The boxship was able to be refloated on the next high tide. Tugs towed the BSLE Venus to Bremerhaven to be inspected. No reports of injuries or pollution being released.
The 71 meter long, 2437 dwt supply vessel Lewek Penguin collided with the 108 meter long, 7088 dwt tanker Petrolimex off Vung Tau, Vietnam. The Petrolimex’s hull was damaged leaving a four meter wide hole in one of it’s cargo tanks. Over 343 metric tons of gasoline was released into the sea. The Petrolimex was allowed to proceed to Nha Be Oil Port to offload the remaining 6538 metric tons of gasoline. The Petrolimex had left Quang Ngai bound for Ho Chi Minh City before the incident. Authorities are monitoring coastal areas for any pollution. No reports of injuries.