On August 1, the 231 meter long, 41986 dwt container ship Northern Democrat allided with the 294 meter long, 67,000 dwt container ship Mol Empire at Port Klang, Malaysia. The Northern Democrat was doing a maneuver in the harbour when it struck the stern of the Mol Empire. Both vessels sustained slight damage. Three containers fell off the Northern Democrat and one of the cranes on the quay sustained damage. No reports of injuries. Reports state both vessels were allowed to continue on their voyages after inspected by Authorities.