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.
On October 10, the 47 meter long tanker Jianchengyou 26 went aground on the Pearl River off Guishan Island near Dongguan, China. The Jianchengyou 26 had been blown aground during a storm resulting in hull damage. The tanker suffered water ingress and the crew requested assistance. Authorities dispatched a rescue boat to the scene. Three of the five crew were safely evacuated. Two crew elected to remain on board. No further details reported.