On August 19, the 11 meter long, 2129 gt lighter Pumi Ratn Nawa 2 sank in high seas on the Gulf of Siam near Si Chang, Chonburi, Thailand. The Pumi Ratn Nawa 2 was loaded with 1087 tons of clinker waiting to be transferred to a bulk carrier bound for Bangladesh. While moored near the anchored bulk carrier, the Pumi Ratn Nawa 2 sustained damage as winds and waves cause the vessel to impact with the bulk carrier. The lighter developed a leak and sank a short time later. Authorities marked the location where the vessel sank and is monitoring the area for pollution. No reports of injuries.