Collision off Weihai Isle
The 97 meter long bulk carrier Yang En 1 collided with the 229 meter long bulk carrier Maria G.O. off Weihai Isle, China. The Maria G.O. loaded with 10,000 tons of ore struck the empty Yang En 1 resulting in severe damage to the Yang En 1. The Yang En 1 suffer uncontrolled water ingress and the 14 crew on board abandoned ship. No reports of injuries. The 19 crew on the Maria G.O. were unharmed and the vessel sustained only slight damage.