The 146 meter long, 10385 dwt freighter BBC Chile became disabled in the Baltic Sea off Ystad, Sweden. The cargo vessel was en route to St. Petersburg, Russia when it suffered engine failure going adrift. The crew contacted the Swedish Coast Guard of their situation. A few hours later, the crew was able to make repairs to the engine and proceeded under their own power. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 97 meter long coastal freighter Zhong Xing 2 collided with the 302 meter long, 79278 dwt container ship Mol Motivator off Hong Kong near Po Toi Island. The two vessels were proceeding in heavy rain when the Mol Motivator collided with the Zhong Xing 2. The Zhong Xing 2 quickly sank trapping 11 of its 12 crew. One crewman from the Zhong Xing 2 was able to escape and was later rescued by a nearby fishing boat. Authorities from Guangdong launched an air-sea rescue operation looking for any other survivors. An oil slick and some lifevests were spotted where the freighter sank. No reports of injuries on the Mol Motivator. The Zhong Xing 2 was loaded with cement from Hebei province bound for port of Haikou in Hainan province at the time. The MOL Motivator was leaving Hong Kong en route to Yantian.
- Crew missing after cargo ships collide near Hong Kong (theguardian.com)
- Hong Kong harbour crash: 11 feared dead as cargo ship sinks following collision (telegraph.co.uk)
- Cargo ship sinks, 11 missing near Hong Kong (gulfnews.com)