On December 14, the lighter MV Labs 1 sank near the outer anchorage of Chittagong, Bangladesh. The MV Labs 1 was carrying a cargo of 1050 tons of cement clinker when it was struck by another vessel. The lighter suffered water ingress and began to sink. The crew alerted the coast guard who dispatched a rescue ship to the scene. All 13 crew of the MV Labs 1 were safely rescued. No reports of injuries.