On April 7, two cargo vessels collided on the Pearl River in Guangzhou, China near the Hedong Bridge. Reports states one vessel was loaded with sand contacted with another vessel loaded with a salt. The cargo vessel loaded with sand lost stability and capsized. The four crew on board fell into the river and were later rescued by nearby vessels. All four were taken to hospital for treatment. Additional reports state a floating crane was being brought to the scene to right the overturn vessel. No details of damage or injuries to the cargo vessel transporting salt. Authorities did not disclose the names of either vessel involved in the collision.
The 80 meter long tanker Zhenpeng ran aground on the Pearl River near Guangzhou, China. The Zhenpeng, loaded with 2290 tons of gasoline, was struck by the passing 99 meter long cargo vessel Yanzhan 58. The tanker sustained hull damage and water ingress in the engine room. The Yanzhan 58 was towed to shallow water where it ran aground to avoid sinking. All 15 crew on the Zhenpeng were rescued. No reports of injuries. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.
The 48 meter long container feeder vessel Xin Hang 328 capsized and sank off Guangzhou, China. The Xin Hong 328 was en route to Nansha from Hong Kong with 72 containers when it suffered water ingress in the engine room. The flooding was uncontrolled and the vessel quickly developed a list. The eight crew on board had to jump into the sea when the Xin Hang 328 capsized and sank. Reports state many containers were found floating around the area and that traffic has been disrupted. Authorities dispatched four patrol vessels to the scene and all eight crew were rescued. No reports of injuries. Salvage efforts have begun to recover the containers.