The 190 meter long, 56692 dwt bulk carrier Yue Dian 57 collided with the 40 meter long patrol vessel Zhongguohaijing 3062 near Nei Island in the Pearl River estuary, Guangdong, China. The bulk carrier was headed to Tianjin from Guangzhou when it struck the patrol vessel. The Zhongguohaijing 3062 capsized and sank sending the eight crew into water. Local fishermen were able to rescue all eight crew. No reports of injuries.
The Yue Dian 57 dropped anchor near the incident site. Authorities quickly dispatched a salvage team to the scene. A barge with a crane was able to raise the patrol vessel.
Reports state the Zhongguohaijing 3062 was engage in monitoring the area for illegal fishing. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.
The 98 meter long cargo vessel Su Jia Hang 1 was blown ashore by Typhoon Haima near Shantou City, Guangdong, China. Reports state the cargo vessel had its anchor drag pushed by strong winds and large waves. No reports of injuries. All the crew from the Su Jia Hang 1 had safely transferred to another vessel before the vessel went ashore.
The 135 meter long, 7575 dwt chemical tanker Kenos Athena sank off Guandong, China. The tanker was headed to Zhuhai from Ulsan with 7000 metric tons of sulfuric acid when it suffered water ingress. The flooding could not be controlled and the Kenos Athena developed a severe list. The master of the vessel requested assistance and a nearby fishing vessel responded. All 18 crewmen on board were safely rescued and no reported injuries. The tanker eventually listed some 40 degrees before it capsized and sank. No signs of pollution at the surface, but there are concerns that the acid or the 140 tons of fuel oil will be released. Authorities have place monitors around the site.