The 85 meter long, 3800 dwt cargo vessel Abis Bergen ran aground just outside the port of Rostock, Germany. The Abis Bergen was proceeding out the port when a navigation error caused the vessel to run aground blocking traffic into the vessel. The water police arrived on scene and found the master of the vessel under the influence of alcohol. The Abis Bergen was later refloated and towed away by a tug.
The 168 meter long, 20615 dwt container ship TS Taipei broke up just offshore off Taiwan. The TS Taipei had gone ashore on March 10 after suffering engine failure. The vessel remained hard aground while salvage operations attempted to remove fuel off the vessel. However, salvage was suspended due to a severe storm which also caused the vessel finally broke-in-two. The hull cracked amidships and fuel oil was released from ruptured bunker tanks. Authorities dispatched a pollution response team to the scene along with multiple boats. Booms were placed around the pollution to contain any further oil released. Reports also state that several containers have fallen overboard which may contain hazardous chemicals.
The 73 meter long, 2300 dwt cargo vessel Bunga Melati XV sank in Celebes Sea in Port Tagulandang, Sulawesi Island, Indonesia. The Bunga Melati XV, loaded with 2400 tons of cement, had run onto a reef. The hull was breached in multiple places and the vessel suffered water ingress. No reports of injuries. The vessel continued to flood until it hull rest on the bottom leaving only the top of the bridge above water.