The 179 meter long, 28259 dwt bulk freighter Bright Royal went aground off the island of Ly Son near Da Nang, Vietnam. The Bright Royal was en route from Vung Ang bound for Bangladesh with 27,500 tons of clinker when it ran onto the rocks. The freighter’s hull suffered two cracks and suffered water ingress. No reports of injuries to the 24 crew on board. Authorities have reported that fuel oil was released into the water from punctured fuel tanks.