The 122 meter long general cargo vessel Golden 168 caught fire while anchored off Vung Tau, Vietnam. The blaze started in the forward cargo no. 1 hold. The crew requested assistance with a fire tug responding. The 20 crew on board the Golden 168 were safely evacuated. The fire was extinguished a few hours later. No reports of injuries. The Golden 168 had been at anchor for several days after suffering an engine breakdown while en route to Hong Kong from Singapore with 6,600 tons of copra. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.
The tow boat Marrietta Hines with its 15 loaded coal barges allided with a bridge over the Cumberland River near Canton, Kentucky. The Marrietta Hines was headed upstream when the second barge on the starboard side of the tow struck the pier of the Lake Barkley Bridge. The barge sustained damage and suffered water ingress. The Marrietta Hines pushed the damaged barge to shallow water near the bridge to keep it from sinking. The bridge was closed to traffic for an hour to be inspected for damage. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The Coast Guard has launched an investigation into the incident.