On July 17, the 229 meter long, 27100 dwt car carrier Hoegh London collided with a South Korean Navy submarine off Gadeokdo Island, Busan, South Korea. The Hoegh London departed from Masan bound for China when it struck the submerged submarine. The submarine surfaced suffering on minor damage, but the Hoegh London sustained a half meter gash along its bow. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The Hoegh London proceeded to an anchorage while an investigation was conducted. The name of the South Korean submarine was not disclosed.
On July 11, the 138 meter long, 12744 dwt cargo vessel Alanis and the 136 meter long, 14001 dwt cargo vessel Florence Spirit collided on the Welland Canal near the anchorage off Port Robinson. Both vessels were passing each other when they struck on their starboard sides and sustained significant damage. The Florence Spirit was driven up on the west bank while the Alanis ended up on the east bank. Reports state no reports of injuries or pollution released on either vessel.
The Florence Spirit loaded with coal while the Alanis was loaded with a cargo of wind turbines. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident. Vessels on the Welland Canal typically pass on port not starboard.
On July 9, the 50 meter long offshore supply vessel Brompton Sun caught fire in Sea of Okhotsk off Sakhalin Island, Russia. The Brompton Sun was en route to an oil rig with 42 passengers when the fire started in the engine room. The crew was able to extinguish the blaze, but the supply vessel had sustained damage. The offshore supply vessel Katun arrived on scene and the passengers were safely transferred off the Brompston Sun. No report of injuries. The Brompton Sun returned back to port under its own power.