The 133 meter long, 11274 dwt freighter Angra Star partially sank while anchored in the Bay of Guanabara near Rio de janeiro, Brazil. The Angra Star had been abandoned and moored off the port without any crew on board. Thieves were able to board her and stole the copper from the engine room. Caps from the tanks were removed and the fuel tanks began to fill with water causing the Angra Star to sink by the stern. Authorities placed a boom around the freighter to contain any of the 150 tons of fuel oil and water in the vessel. No reports of injuries.
Officials have confirmed that the parbuckling of the Costa Concordia has been completed after a 19 hour operation and the ship is now sitting in its final upright position on underwater platforms. Oil booms were placed around vessel to contain any pollution or oil trapped in the ship, but no spill was spotted during the operation. The next step in the Concordia salvage is to stabilising it and preparing for it to be re-floated. Giant buoyancy tanks will be attached before it is towed away for scrap in the following months.