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.
The 122 meter long, 9032 dwt freighter FM Prosperity went aground at Pichilingue near Acapulco, Mexico. The vessel was leaving the port at Pichilingue with 4300 tons of rebar with a pilot on board. The pilot had made a navigation mistake causing the vessel to go aground a meters from the shore. No reports of injuries or pollution released. Initial attempts to refloat the FM Prosperity failed. A larger tug was requested and pulled the freighter free on the high tide.
The 159 meter long, 17697 dwt container ship Wan Hai 162 collided with two fishing vessels off Japan in Osaka Bay. The two fishing vessels capsized spilling out the four crewmen into the water. Three crew were rescued from the water while one remains missing. The survivors were taken to hospital for treatment where one later perished a short time later. No reports of injuries or damage on the Wan Hai 162. Japanese authorities have launched an investigation into incident.