The 92 meter long tanker Heng Shun DA 78 exploded in the Bohai Sea off Longkou, China. The tanker was at anchor when the acetylene gas exploded on board. Four crew were injured by burns and were taken to hospital by helicopter. No further details reported.
The 115 meter long freighter Hong Xiang 29 sank in Bohai Bay near Longkou, China. The Hong Xiang 29 was proceeding to Taizhou from Tianjin when it capsized and sank suddenly in strong winds. One of the 14 crewmen on board was survived and rescued by authorities. Search and rescue boats have retrieved 12 bodies. No further details reported.
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