The 24 meter long fishing vessel Gure Uxua became disabled off Cariño, Spain. The fishing vessel had suffered engine failure and went adrift. The crew requested assistance with the lifeboat from the Salvamento Maritimó responding. The lifeboat arrived on scene and towed the Gure Uxua safely back to port. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 64 meter long dredger Ohf 32 caught fire on the Rhine between Nierstein and Nackenheim, Germany. The Ohf 32 had been moored alongside two barges when the fire broke out. The dredger was engulf in dark plumes of smoke forcing a halt to traffic to a nearby highway. The crew attempted to put out the blaze for an hour when two crew had to be taken ashore due to smoke inhalation. The local fire brigade arrived on scene and fought the blaze from the shoreline. No reports of pollution released.
The 39 meter long fishing vessel Min Shu Yu 07878 sank after collision in the Taiwan Strait near Xiamen, China. The Min Shu Yu 07878 had been struck by the 145 meter long, 12550 dwt container ship Sinotrans Xiamen which was en route to Quanzhou from Shantou. The Min Shu Yu 07878 quickly sank. Reports state only three of the 11 crew on board were rescued. The 11 crew were still reported as missing as authorities proceeded with a search and rescue operation. After the collision, authorities directed the Sinotrans Xiamen to berth at Xiamen as part of an investigation into the incident.