The 97 meter long, 6948 dwt cargo vessel Xin Dong Yuan sank in the Taiwan Strait off Pintang Island, China. The Xing Dong Yuan had collided with another cargo vessel and quickly sank. Authorities were alerted and a search and rescue operation was deployed. Over 20 vessels and aircraft searched for the 14 crew of the Xing Dong Yuan. Four crew were rescued and four bodies were recovered. The name of the second vessel in the collision was not disclosed.