The 162 meter long, 18181 dwt sunken container ship Heung-A Dragon suffered a fire while remaining partially sunk off Vung Tau, Vietnam. The fire started in one of the vessel’s 40 foot containers which spilled out white and yellow smoke. Authorities dispatched the fire boat Duy Dong 2 to the scene, but the blaze was larger than the fire fighters could battle. Fire fighters continued to fight the blaze and was able to get it under control. There was some concerns that the fire could spread to the 700 containers still on board which contain dangerous and hazardous chemicals.
Salvors have recovered some 38 out of 68 containers that fell into the sea from the Heung-A Dragon.
The 24 meter long fishing vessel Klazina became disabled near Sylt, Germany. The Klazina had suffered engine damage and the vessel had gone adrift. The crew requested assistance with the DGzRS responding. The DGzRS dispatched a lifeboat to the scene. The lifeboat was able to take the Klazina under tow and proceeded safely to Havneby. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
The 53 meter long freighter Shu Hang 998 sank in the South China Sea in Typhoon Haiyan near Sanya, China. The Shu Hang 998 had dropped anchor off Sanya Port planning to ride out the storm. During the strong winds and large waves, the vessel’s mooring lines snapped. The storm pushed the vessel away from Sanya before it was overwhelmed and foundered. The seven crew on board were initially reported missing. Rescues efforts the following day recovered two bodies.