The 185 meter long, 45496 dwt bulk carrier Anton Topic and the 166 meter long, 27321 dwt bulk carrier CN Jumbos collided in the Gulf of Siam off Ko Rin Island, Thailand. The two vessels were leaving the area after completing cargo operations when the Anton Topic struck the port side of the CN Jumbos. The Anton Topic sustained damages to its bow while the CN Jumbos sustained 70 meter long gash to its hull and suffered water ingress in three cargo holds. The Jumbos’ crew managed to stabilize the vessel by creating a 5 degree starboard list by ballasting. No reports of injuries and no pollution released. The Anton Topic was allowed to proceed on its voyage to Malaysia.
The 86 meter long self-propelled barge Rubiships VIII became disabled on the Danube near Deggendorf, Germany. The Rubiships VIII was en route to Deggendorf from Straubing when the vessel’s rudder broke. The crew was able to make an emergency anchoring. The Rubiships VIII was taken under tow to Deggendorf and will be later towed to Linz for repairs.
The 70 meter long, 1730 dwt cement carrier Sumise Maru No. 38 collided with the 52 meter long, 696 dwt chemical tanker Kaisei Maru in the Japan Sea off Hyogo, Japan. The Sumise Maru was proceeding in ballast from Osaka to Ako when it was struck by the Kaisei Maru. The Sumise Maru filled with with water and sank 3 hours later. One crewman on each vessel was injured in the collision. The Kaisei Maru was able to proceed under its own power to Himeji. The tanker was carrying 1000 tons of methanol from Osaki-Kamijima to Himeji.