The 210 meter long, 34622 dwt container ship Auguste Schulte went aground on a reef near Male, Maldives. The Auguste Schulte had arrived from Sri Lanka and was setting course to enter the harbour when it struck the reef. No reports of injuries or pollution released. Several tugs were able to refloat the Auguste Schulte a few hours later. Reports state the vessel had attempted to enter the harbor before the pilot was on board.
- Stranded container ship in Male’ refloated: MNDF (minivannews.com)