The 236 meter long, 47230 dwt container ship Rena went aground on the Astrolabe Reef north of Motiti Island near the Tauranga Harbor, New Zealand. The freighter has suffered significant damage with two cargo holds flooded and the vessel has developed a 12 degree list. Pumps are in use to keep the water out of the holds. None of the 25 crew on board were injured. The heavy fuel oil tanks were undamaged, but the fuel is being transferred from the port to starboard side as a preventive measure. Some hydraulic oil has been released. Authorities have deployed a team of trained pollution control responders to the scene.
The 6138 dwt chemical tanker MRC Hatice Ana collided with a trawler in the Marmara Sea. The six fishermen on board the trawler suffered severe injuries. The injured men were taken to the Coast Guard who brought them to Silivri. Awaiting ambulances took the men to the nearby hospital. The MRC Hatice Ana suffered no damage in the collision and proceeded on its voyage.