The 200 meter long, 29,277 dwt container ship Kamala caught fire in the East China Sea between Kuchinoshima Island, Japan and Chedju do, Korea. The fire erupted in the cargo hold while the vessel was en route from Surabaya to Ulsan. The vessel requested assistance with the Japanese Coast Guard responding. Reports state the boxship was carrying 796 containers and the crew was unable to extinguish the blaze. No injuries to the 23 crew on board.
The 160 meter long, 24,148 dwt bulk carrier Xin Mao ran aground off Taizhou, China. The bulk carrier was at anchor when strong winds from the approaching typhoon caused its anchors to drag. The Xin Mao attempted to heave its anchor and maneover away from shore when it suffered a mechanical fault. The crew sent out a distress call asking to be evacuated off the vessel. Reports state all 14 crew were later rescued by authorities from Taizhou. No reports of injuries.