The 203 meter long 41,553 dwt container ship Ze Hong ran aground in the Bohai Sea at Yinghou, China. The boxship made a navigation error as it maneuvered into the harbor and ran up on a bank just off the breakwater.
The crew were able to refloat the vessel under its own power. Authorities dispatched three tugs which towed the Ze Hong to a nearby berth later the same day. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. Authorities launched an investigation into the incident.
The 92 meter long tanker Heng Shun DA 78 exploded in the Bohai Sea off Longkou, China. The tanker was at anchor when the acetylene gas exploded on board. Four crew were injured by burns and were taken to hospital by helicopter. No further details reported.
On October 21, the 110 meter long cargo vessel Rong Jiang 003 capsized in the Bohai Sea near Penglai, Shandong, China. The vessel completely turned over sending the seven crew into the water. Authorities were alerted and dispatched helicopters to the scene. One of the seven crew was later rescued from the water. The remaining six crew were still reported as missing.