The 76 meter long, 1664 dwt freighter Maruka collided with the 16 ton fishing vessel Kairyo Maru No. 18 off Nagasaki Hana lighthouse, Nagashima Island. The Kairyo Maru No. 18 capsized sending its two crewmen into the water. One crewman was rescued with the other reported as missing. None of the 8 crew of the Maruka were injured. The Japan Coast Guard conducted a search for the missing crewman.
The 81 meter long, 3150 dwt freighter Swanland sank in the Irish Sea off Bardsey Island, Wales. The Swanland loaded with 3000 tons of limestone encountered high winds and heavy seas when it was struck by a large wave. The wave struck the Swanland causing the hull to break-in-two then rollover and sink. An mayday call was received by authorities who launched a search for survivors. Six helicopters, five RNLI lifeboats, four coastguard teams, and other craft conducted a search of the area. Two crewmen were rescued a few hours later when they were spotted by a helicopter. A body of a crewman was later found and recovered. Five other crewman were listed as missing.
The 50 meter long, 204 dwt passenger vessel Aeroeskoebing went aground on a sandbank between Svendborg and Ærøskøbing, Denmark. The passenger ship was stuck for 18 hours until the tide returned allowing it to refloat itself free. No reports of injuries to the crew or the 148 passengers on board. The Aeroeskoebing was able to proceed to Ærøskøbing, Denmark under its own power. No reports of damage or pollution being released.