The 225 meter long, 74432 dwt bulk carrier Catalina collided with the fishing vessel Lu Rong Yu 58398 in the East China Sea near Ningbo, China. The Catalina struck the Lu Rong Yu 58398 causing the fishing vessel to capsize and later sink. Nearby fishing vessels responded to the scene and rescued two of the 19 crew of the Lu Rong Yu. The two survivors were later taken to hospital, but later died.The remaining 17 crew were still reported as missing. Chinese authorities have launched search and rescue vessels along with helicopters to look for survivors. No reports of injuries or damage on the Catalina. Authorities in Fujian has launched an investigation into the incident.
The 205 meter long, 5656 dwt passenger ship Black Watch allided with the jetty on the Elbe at Brunsbüttel, Germany. The Black Watch was en route to Copenhagen from Hamburg as it approached the Kiel Canal locks and struck the jetty. The cruise ship demolished one dolphin with its bow, but the vessel suffered only minor scratches. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The Black Watch remained detained until the incident could be investigated. Reports state the vessel was allowed to proceed on its voyage later the same day.