The 40 meter long cargo vessel Zhe Pu 01833 ran aground near Taohua Dao, China. The Zhe Pu 01833 had suffered engine failure while en route to Zhoushan with 300 tonnes of cement. The cargo vessel and drifted on the reef breaching the hull. The vessel’s pumps were unable to control the flooding in the cargo hold and the Zhe Pu 01833 later sank. All 5 crew on board were able to abandon ship into the life raft and were later safely rescued by a Coast Guard vessel. The Zhe Pu 01833 was en route to Ningbo from Taizhou.
The 138 meter long, 4903 dwt cargo vessel Svetoslava ran aground on the Don River off the port of Azov, Russia. The Svetoslava had slowed down to avoid a collision with another vessel when it was pulled by the current into shallow water. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. The Svetoslava was en route to Rostov-on-Don with a cargo of grain.