The 101 meter long, 4965 dwt tanker Sulphur Garland collided with the 90 meter long, 2018 gt tanker Wako Maru No. 2 in the Shimonoseki Strait near Shimonoseki City, Japan. The Sulphur Garland struck the Wako Maru No. 2 on its starboard hull. The Wako Maru No. 2 was holed and released some 13,000 litres of fuel oil was spilled into the sea. Reports state an oil slick formed around the tanker. The bow of the Sulphur Garland was crushed, but no reports of pollution released. No reports of injuries on either vessel. Authorities dispatched vessels to the scene to collect some of the pollution from the sea and place booms around the Wako Maru No.2.