The 73 meter long, 2858 dwt cargo vessel Mehmet Akin allided with a pier at Kocaeli Liman, Turkey. The Mehmet Akin, loaded with cement, was attempting to berth when it struck the pier. No reports of injuries. The cargo vessel sustained damage with a small hole above the waterline. No pollution reported.
The cargo vessel Hai Truong 36 ran aground off Binh Thuan, Vietnam. The Hai Truong 36 was departed from Hai Phong with 3,000 tons of rice on board when it grounded off La Gi. The vessel lost stability, but the crew was able to correct by ballasting. No reports of injuries to the 13 crew on board. Lightering was started later the same day with 500 tons of cargo unloaded to assist in refloating the cargo vessel.
The 95 meter long, 4900 dwt cargo vessel Bremer Martha collided with the 158 meter long, 18425 dwt container ship Pollux on the Kiel Canal near Brieholz, Germany. The Bremer Martha had suffered a power blackout and drifted into the path of the Pollux. The Pollux had only slight minimal damage and was able to resume its voyage. The Bremer Martha came to rest on the northern bank of the canal. A tug was requested and freed the Bremer Martha and proceeded to tow the cargo vessel to Rendsburg. No reports of injuries or pollution released.