The 180 meter long, 33717 dwt bulk freighter Eleni collided with the 162 meter long, 18181 dwt container ship Heung-A Dragon off Vung Tao, Vietnam. The Eleni sliced into the port side of the Heung-A Dragon which quickly flooded, listed over and sank. The 19 crew on the boxship were later rescued and taken to Vung Tau. Reports state that 16 containers were recovered when they were lost overboard. The Eleni was detained by authorities while an investigation continues into the incident. No reports of injuries.
- Two foreign ships collide off coast of Vung Tau coast (vietnamnews.vn)
The 261 meter long, 8293 dwt passenger cruise ship Dawn Princess caught fire off Napier, New Zealand. The fire started in an electrical substation while the vessel was sailing between Wellington and Napier. The crew fought the fire for over an hour while passengers were ordered to their muster station. The crew was able to extinguish the blaze and the vessel was able to proceed to Napier under its own power. No reports of injuries to passengers or crew. No further details reported.