The 260 meter long, 50622 dwt container ship COSCO Fukuyama collided with the 150 meter long, 19098 dwt tanker Gao Cheng 2 in the Xiashimen Channel off Ningbo, China. The Gao Cheng 2 bow struck the portside of the COSCO Fukuyama. The Gao Cheng 2 sustained bow damage, but was able to proceed to Zhoushan under its own power. The COSCO Fukuyama had its hull breached resulting in water ingress. Some containers were also damaged during the collision, but no reports of injuries or pollution released. The COSCO Fukuyama was able to control the flooding and proceeded to a nearby anchorage. Reports state the boxship will enter a shipyard at Zhoushan for repairs.
The 80 meter long tanker Zhenpeng ran aground on the Pearl River near Guangzhou, China. The Zhenpeng, loaded with 2290 tons of gasoline, was struck by the passing 99 meter long cargo vessel Yanzhan 58. The tanker sustained hull damage and water ingress in the engine room. The Yanzhan 58 was towed to shallow water where it ran aground to avoid sinking. All 15 crew on the Zhenpeng were rescued. No reports of injuries. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.