The 42 foot long crew ship Sea Raider allided with with a wellhead on Lake Grande Ecaille Bay near Port Sulphur, Louisiana. The Sea Raider struck the inactive wellhead releasing some oily pollution into the shallow water. The Coast Guard responded sending skimmer vessels to the scene while containment booms around the well. Reports state less than a 1000 gallons of oil are spilling out of the well per day, but nearby oyster beds were closed. No reports of injuries on the Sea Raider.
The 96 meter long, 972 dwt ro-roferry Langeland went aground in dense fog near Taars, Denmark. The ferry was on its scheduled crossing between Taars and Spodbjerg when it veered out of the channel as the fog reduced visibility to near zero. No reports of injuries to the 24 persons on board. The Langeland was able to refloat itself later the same day and proceeded to Taars under it own power. The Langeland was pulled out of service while divers surveyed the hull for any damage.
The 66 meter long freighter Yong De Sheng 168 collided with the 78 meter long freighter Fuhang 89 in the Minjiang River in the Fujian Province, China. The two vessels quickly sank after the collision. All five crew on board the Fuhang 89 were rescued. Three crew of the 10 crew from the Yong De Sheng 168 were also rescued from the water. However, one crewman later perished. Seven men were still missing. Rescue boats and helicopters continue to search for the missing crewmen. Local authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.