On December 4, the 54 meter long coastal tanker Qi Cheng Xian Feng ran aground and sank near the north dyke of the Yangtze River Estuary. The tanker had run aground at low tide and sustained multiple hull breaches. With the rising tide, the Qi Cheng Xian Feng later sank by the stern. All 9 crew on board were able to abandon ship and rescued by authorities. No reports of injuries. No reports if the Qi Cheng Xian Feng has released any pollution.
The 55 meter long coaster cargo vessel Lu Di 67 collided with the 190 meter, 56928 dwt bulk carrier Li Dian 2 in the Waigaoqiao Channel, Shanghai, China. The Lu Di 67 was struck by the Li Dian 2 resulting in hull breach and uncontrolled water ingress. The crew quickly abandoned ship into the canal before the Lu Di 67 sank. Seven crew were later rescued from the water by patrol boats. One crewman was reported as missing. Authorities report some pollution was seen near the incident site.
On March 1, the 96 meter long bulk carrier Bao Jiang 88 capsized and sank on the Yangze River near Shanghai, China. The Bao Jiang 88 was en route to Nanjing with 4600 tons of iron ore from Ningbo when it suffered a cargo shift. The Bao Jiang 88 quickly developed a list and the 12 crew to abandon ship into a liferaft. The vessel capsized a few minutes later. All 12 crew were later rescued by the Chinese Coast Guard. Authorities state the sunken bulker represents a navigational hazard. Reports say the cause of the capsizing was due to improper trimming of cargo.