The 192 meter long, 35458 dwt bulk freighter Archilleas suffered an explosion and fire in the Atlantic Ocean while off the coast of Western Sahara. The explosion caused some damaged and disabled the bulk carrier. Another vesssel was on the scene monitoring the situation. Reports state a salvage tug was dispatched to take the Achilleas under tow. No further details reported.
The 190 meter long, 50700 dwt freighter Jin Fu went aground at Maputo, Mozambique. The Jin Fu was leaving Maputo with a cargo of coal when it struck a sandbank. The freighter will be lightered several thousand tons of coal before attempting to refloat the vessel. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution being released.