The 187 meter long, 45740 dwt tanker Ye Chi caught fire near Jinshan, China. The tanker was underway from Shanghai to Singapore with 29,000 tonnes of diesel fuel when a fire broke out in the vessel’s superstructure. The fire spread through the living quarters injuring 5 crew. The Ye Chi was able to bring the fire under control and dropped anchor in Hangzhou Bay. The 5 crew were taken to hospital by a Coast Guard vessel. Reports state one of the injured crew members perished from his injuries.