During the early morning hours of April 3, the 107 meter long, 6852 dwt tanker Sun Flora collided with the wooden 83 gt fishing vessel Sri-nopparat 11 in the Gulf of Thailand off Sattahip, Thailand. The trawler quickly broke apart sending its 8 crew overboard into the water. A passing trawler saw the incident and was able to rescue all 8 crewmen. The Sun Flora did not stop and continued on to Bangkok. No reports of injuries or damage to the Sun Flora. Local authorities were alerted and have launched an investigation into the incident.
The 12 meter long fishing vessel Izel Vor foundered in the Bay of Saint-Brieuc off Grand Léjon Lighthouse, France. The crew had alerted authorities that the fishing vessel had uncontrolled water ingress and was in danger of sinking. Authorities dispatched two rescue vessels while the SNSM launched their lifeboat from Loguivy de la Mer. The two crew of the Izel Vor were safely rescued and taken back to Saint-Quay-Portrieux. No reports of injuries. The Izel Vor sank and rests under 7 meters of water. Authorities have issue a notice of the danger the wreck. No details if the fishing vessel will be raised and salvaged.
The 87 meter long, 3600 dwt cargo vessel Guo Xing 1 collided with the 138 gt fishing vessel Daihachi Tomimaru off Tomari, Aomori, Japan. The Fishing vessel struck the Guo Xing 1 breaching the hull resulting in water ingress. The crew could not bring the flooding under control and the cargo vessel sank in 20 minutes. Only one of the 14 crew of the Guo Xing 1 has been rescued. A search and rescue operation was launched for the missing 13 crew. On the Daihachi Tomimaru one crew had a slight injury of the 15 on board. No reports of water ingress or pollution released from the fishing vessel. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.