The small passenger and cycle chain-ferry, called locally as a Floating Bridge, ran aground while operating between East and West Cowes on the Isle of Wight. The chain-ferry was delayed docking while the tide was going out. The chain-ferry was left high and dry. No reports of injuries or pollution released. Reports state the delay was due to a towed bus becoming stuck and blocked the carriageway.
The 290 meter long, 185827 dwt bulk carrier Cape Med collided with the 169 meter long, 22271 dwt freighter Le Sheng off Algeciras, Spain. The Cape Med had departed from Gibraltar when it was struck by the Le Sheng which was approaching Algeciras. The Le Sheng’s bow was crushed while the Cape Med suffered damage to a ballast tank resulting in water ingress. No reports of injuries. Both vessels were detained and dropped anchor in the Bay of Gibraltar to await surveys. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.
The 200 meter long container ship Hanjin Ningbo and the 115 meter long bulk carrier Fortuna 98 collided in Quanzhou Bay near xiangzhi, China. The Hanjin Ningbo struck the Fortuna 98 in the early morning hours. The Fortuna 98 suffered damage to its ballast tanks and sustained water ingress resulting in a power blackout. All 7 crewmen on the Fortuna 98 safely transferred to the Hanjin Ningbo. No reports of injuries. The Fortuna 98 was taken under tow the following day to a nearby port.