The 59 meter long, 1127 dwt chemical tanker Glenn Australia went aground off Busunga Island, Palawan, Philippines. The Glenn Australia was en route to Singapore with 1000 tons of palm oil from Bintulu. No reports of injuries to the eight crew on board, damage or pollution released.
The 81 meter long, 2560 dwt freighter Steamer caught fire while at anchor in the Black Sea off Burgas, Bulgaria. The Steamer was waiting to take on a cargo of scrap when a fire broke out in the crew quarters. The crew requested assistance with two patrols dispatched to the scene. One vessel began to douse the fire while the other, with the assistance of a Coast Guard cutter, safely evacutated the crew. No reports of injuries. Reports state the fire may have been caused by an electrical short. No details on damage or if fire was extinguished.
The 125 meter long, 7746 dwt container ship Far East Grace collided with three other vessels while attempting to berth at the terminal at Qingzhou, China. First, the Far East Grace’s starboard side bumped into the side of the reefer vessel Qui Hai Yun which was unloading it’s cargo of frozen seafood. The Far East Grace had five containers fall off the vessel while the reefer had some rails broken. Next, she struck the 140 meter long, freighter Cheng Gong 79 then the 7o meter long, 1500 dwt freighter Dong Peng. Both freighters were attempting to berth at the terminal when struck by the Far East Grace. No details to the extent of damage to the freighters. The Far East Grace finally came to rest when it dropped anchor off the Qingzhou Bridge. No reports of injuries or pollution released. Authorities have detained all four vessels while conducting an investigation into the incident.