The 141 meter long, 7036 dwt tanker VF Tanker 7 exploded while berthed at a shipyward in Varna, Bulgaria. The explosion and subsequent fire occurred while repair worker was welding in a ballast tank. The local fire brigade were alerted and later extinguished the blaze. No further details reported.
The 42 meter long high speed ferry Discovery Bay 5 allided with the pier at Lantau Island, Hong Kong. The ferry was approaching the pier when it suffered engine failure. Unable to slow down, the vessel struck the pier knocking passengers off their feet and damaging the bow of the vessel.
Four of the 285 passengers on board sustained injuries. Many suffered cuts from broken glass while one passenger sustained a neck injury.
Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident. No reports of pollution released.