The 92 meter long, 3456 dwt freighter Bandai V became disabled in the East China Sea near Shanghai, China. The vessel had suffered a steering malfunction and had gone adrift. The vessel contacted authorities who dispatched a rescue boat to the scene. The Bandai V was taken under towed the vessel to port. No reports of injuries to the 16 crew on board, damage or pollution being released. The Bandai V was en route to Shanghai with a cargo of chemicals.