The 136 meter long, 3685 dwt passenger ship KM Lambelu ran aground near Tarakan Island, Indonesia. The vessel departed with 576 passengers bound for Port Tunontaka Nunukan. While off Tarakan, the KM Lambelu was forced to conduct an emergency maneuver to avoid striking the anchored coal barge MV Sea Opal. The KM Lambelu was able to avoid the barge, but the passenger ship steered into shallow waters of just 2 to 3 meters in depth. No reports of injuries.
Reports states that all the passengers from the KM Lambelu were safely evacuated. Using five rescue boats, the passengers were taken to Port Malundung. Four tugboats were dispatched to the scene. Their initial attempts to pull the KM Lambelu to deeper water were not successful. Reports state further attempts to free the passenger ship will be made.
The 98 meter long cargo vessel Su Jia Hang 1 was blown ashore by Typhoon Haima near Shantou City, Guangdong, China. Reports state the cargo vessel had its anchor drag pushed by strong winds and large waves. No reports of injuries. All the crew from the Su Jia Hang 1 had safely transferred to another vessel before the vessel went ashore.
The 207 meter long, 2700 dwt passenger cruise ship Thomson Majesty became disabled on the Mediterranean Sea near Livorno, Italy. The Thomson Majesty had departed from Livorno bound for Corsica when it suffered a total power blackout. The passenger ship went adrift for several hours before the crew was able to restore power. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. The Thomson Majesty returned to Livorno. No further details reported.