The fishing vessel Fa Tsai went aground off Itbayat Island,Batanes, Philippines. The fishing vessel was empty when grounded near the island. All 5 crew were rescued by the Philippine Coast Guard. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The vessel was later pulled free. No details why the Taiwanese vessel was operating in the area.
Two vessels encountered bad weather near Amini Island while sailing Lakshadweep Sea. The 160 ton Al Akther had just unloaded a cargo of produce on Amini Island when it departed to pick up cargo from another island. The Al Akther had six crewmen on board when it was reported missing. No trace of the vessel has been found while rescue boats look for survivors. Another vessel, the Al Faisal, was also sailing in the area near the Al Akther. The Al Faisal got caught in the same rough seas and was able to keep the vessel from capsizing by tossing overboard most of its cargo. Reports state the crew of the Al Faisal were later rescued.