The 3066 dwt fish factory vessel Dong San caught fire while berthed at Cape Town, South Africa. The Dong San was undergoing repairs when a fire broke out on the factory deck. All the crew on board were able to escape as the fire quickly engulfed the entire vessel. Local firefighters were called out to fight the blaze. Last report stated the Dong San was listing over from water used to douse the fire. One crewman was treated for smoke inhalation.
The 86 meter long, 1489 dwt tanker-barge Landegge went aground on the Ijssel River near Olst, Netherlands. The Landegge loaded with 1000 metric tons of benzol became stuck due to the low water levels. River traffic was halted as another tanker was brought to the scene so the cargo could be lightered. Later that day a tug was able to pull the Landegge free and towed it further down river where lightering will continue. No reports of injuries or pollution being released.