On October 1, the 150 meter long cargo vessel Jin Yi 28 became disabled in the Yellow Sea off Shidao, China. The Jin Yi 28 had suffered engine failure and went adrift. The crew was unable to restart the engine and the vessel dropped anchor. Authorities dispatched the rescue vessel Bei Hai Jiu 113 to the scene. The Bei Hai Jiu 113 took the Jin Yi 28 under tow. Both vessels proceeded to the Shidao. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
On September 27, the 72 meter long, 2023 dwt bunkering tanker Dae Yang No. 3 allided with a bridge in the Yellow Sea in the Shinan Islands, South Korea. The tanker was en route from Gunsang to Yeosu with fuel when it suffered a power blackout. Unable to slow down, the Dae Yang No. 3 struck the bridge. No reports of injuries. Only minor damage to the tanker was reported.
The 90 meter long cargo vessel Hua Chun 19 capsized and sank in the Yellow Sea off Qingdao, China. The Hua Chun 19 had departed from Qingdao with 4000 tons of steel bound for Guangdong. Some 70 miles from Qingdao, the vessel suffered a cargo shift causing the vessel to capsize and sink in just a few minutes. Authorities launched a search and rescue operation and pulled 5 survivors from the water. All had suffered hypothermia and were taken to hospital. Authorities also pulled 2 bodies of crewmen who had drowned. Four additional men were still reported missing. An oil sheen was spotted near the sinking. Authorities dispatched a pollution control vessel to the scene.