The 115 meter long, 8150 dwt container ship Salam Mesra caught fire while anchored off Marina Barrage, Singapore. The fire started in the vessel’s superstructure in one of the crew’s cabins. Authorities were alerted and dispatched four firefighting vessels to the scene. Using water jets to reach the upper deck cabins, the vessels were able to contain the fire five hours later. No reports of injuries. Details to the extent of damage to the Salam Mesra was not reported.
The 158 meter long, 14483 dwt container ship Perseus ran aground at the entrance of the harbour of Torshavn, Faroe Islands. Two tugs were dispatched to the scene and were able to refloat the Perseus the same day. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. The Perseus departed the following day bound for Reykjavik.
On May 4, the 141 meter long, 11,913 dwt container ship SITC Osaka collided with the 338 meter long, 103,207 dwt container ship NYK Venus near Rokko Island, Kobe, Japan. The SITC Osaka was entering Kobe while the NYK Venus was leaving he harbor when the two vessels collided. Initial reports stated the NYK Venus did not sustain significant damage and was allowed to continue on its voyage. The SITC Osaka sustained damage to its port stern section above the waterline.
On May 10, still berthed in Kobe unloading containers, a fire broke out among one of the damage containers on the stern section of the SITC Osaka. Authorities dispatched fire fighting crews to the scene along with fire boats. The fire burnt several containers, but there were no reports of injuries.