The 189 meter long, 54881 dwt bulk carrier Sparna ran aground on the Columbia River near Cathlamet, Washington. The Sparna, fully loaded with grain, passed through a narrow section of the river when it stuck an object and ran aground. The bulker sustained hull damage and suffered water ingress, but no reports of injuries or pollution released. Two tugs were dispatched to the scene. The Coast Guard and local authorities arrived on scene and are monitoring for any pollution. Reports state the Sparna is not blocking traffic on the river.
The 92 meter long tanker Heng Shun DA 78 exploded in the Bohai Sea off Longkou, China. The tanker was at anchor when the acetylene gas exploded on board. Four crew were injured by burns and were taken to hospital by helicopter. No further details reported.
The 40 meter long cargo vessel Selvamatha sank in the Laccadive Sea off the coast of Kerala, India. The vessel was proceeding from Androth to Beypore when it sprung a leak. The vessel sent out a distress call which was relayed to the Indian Coast Guard by the tanker Hafina Asia. The eight crew on the Selvamatha were rescued by a patrol vessel and proceeded to Kochi. No reports of injuries. Reports state the vessel sank due to one of the planks gave way resulting in uncontrolled flooding.