The 97 meter long cargo vessel Run Wu 9 sank in the East China Sea off Dachen Island, Zhenjiang, China. The crew reported to authorities that the Run Wu 9 had suffered water ingress while in strong winds and heavy seas. Authorities dispatched a rescue boat to the scene. All 15 crew from the Run Wu 9 were rescued a few minutes before the Run Wu 9 sank. No reports of injuries. The Run Wu 9 was en route to Ningbo from Dongshan Dao. The cause of the water ingress was not reported.
The 129 meter long, 18791 dwt freighter Super Sun loaded with a cargo of logs caught fire off the coast of China near the mouth of the Yangtze River. The fire started in the vessel’s engine room and quickly consumed the superstructure. The 23 crewmen on board were rescued by the East China Sea Rescue Bureau. No reports of injuries. Authorities were able to get the fire under control saving the cargo of logs, but the fire left the vessel disabled.
The 84 meter long, 1384 dwt freighter MGM No. 5 exploded and sank in the East China Sea near Namhae Island, South Korea. The freighter was carrying a cargo of metallic powder from Incheon, Korea to Wakayama, Japan. The 41850 dwt container ship FESCO Diomid was nearby and rescued 9 crewmen from the MGM No. 5. One crewman remains missing. The crew were later picked up by the Coast Guard by helicopter and taken ashore. Authorities dispatched patrol boats to look for the missing man. An investigation into the incident was launched. Reports state the MGM No. 5 now rests in 90 meters of water.