The 88 meter long, 4285 dwt cargo vessel Southern Phoenix capsized and sank in Suva Harbor, Fiji. The Southern Phoenix was berthed loading containers when it suffered water ingress. The crew attempted to stop the inflow, but the flooding could not be contained. The cargo vessel began to list to its port side as it continued to fill with water. Eventually the crew decided there was nothing they could do and evacuated the vessel. The mooring lines were cut loose and a tug pulled the Southern Phoenix away from the berth.
On the early morning hours of May 5, the 57 meter long towboat Irkutsk collided with the 116 meter long river passenger ship Moldavia on the Danube River near Esztergom, Hungary. The Irkutsk’s bow struck into the port side of the Moldavia just aft of the wheelhouse. The Moldavia sustained significant damage to several cabins and its upper deck. Reports state one person was injured in the collision. No reports of pollution released. Hungarian police detained the master of the Irkutsk and has launched an investigation into the incident.