The 90 meter long, 1922 dwt cargo vessel Ersoylar 1 collided with the 99 meter long, 4447 dwt LPG tanker Gammagas in the Marmara Sea near Imrali Island, Turkey. The two vessels only suffered minor damage and there were no injuries or pollution released. Authorities dispatched tugs from Bursa and Istanbul to assist the vessels. The Ersoylar 1 and Gammagas were towed to a nearby port. No reports to the exact cause of the collision. The Gammagas was headed to Odessa from Tekirdağ. No further details reported.
On May 4, the 141 meter long, 11,913 dwt container ship SITC Osaka collided with the 338 meter long, 103,207 dwt container ship NYK Venus near Rokko Island, Kobe, Japan. The SITC Osaka was entering Kobe while the NYK Venus was leaving he harbor when the two vessels collided. Initial reports stated the NYK Venus did not sustain significant damage and was allowed to continue on its voyage. The SITC Osaka sustained damage to its port stern section above the waterline.
On May 10, still berthed in Kobe unloading containers, a fire broke out among one of the damage containers on the stern section of the SITC Osaka. Authorities dispatched fire fighting crews to the scene along with fire boats. The fire burnt several containers, but there were no reports of injuries.
On April 7, two cargo vessels collided on the Pearl River in Guangzhou, China near the Hedong Bridge. Reports states one vessel was loaded with sand contacted with another vessel loaded with a salt. The cargo vessel loaded with sand lost stability and capsized. The four crew on board fell into the river and were later rescued by nearby vessels. All four were taken to hospital for treatment. Additional reports state a floating crane was being brought to the scene to right the overturn vessel. No details of damage or injuries to the cargo vessel transporting salt. Authorities did not disclose the names of either vessel involved in the collision.