The 114 meter long container-barge Run Fa Chang Qing capsized while berthed at the Shengdong container terminal in Yangshan, China. Some 36 containers fell overboard which resulted in shutting down operations at the terminal. Reports state the containers were later salvaged. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.
A 730 foot long container barge under the tow of the 538 gt tug Patriarch caught fire off Nassau, Bahamas. The fire started in one of the containers and continued to burn as the barge was unmanned. No reports of injuries. The vessels proceeded towards Nassau where authorities can deploy fire fighting efforts.