On March 4, the 104 meter long, 6532 dwt general cargo ship Eastern Amber collided with a sand carrier in the Yellow Sea off Gunsan, South Korea. The Eastern Amber sustained severe damage including water ingress into multiple holds. The 18 crew on board were evacuated by authorities. No reports of injuries. No further details reported.
A fishing boat capsized in the Yellow Sea off the coast of Gunsan, South Korea. The vessel was illegally fishing when approached by the South Korean Coast Guard. The fishing vessel had rammed the larger Coast Guard vessel allowing other fishing boats to escape. Reports stated 7 crew were rescued with 3 lost.
The 53000 dwt bulk carrier Aali collided with the 20624 dwt bulk carrier Dong Fang Ocean in the Yellow Sea off Chengshan, China. The two vessels were severely damaged requiring assistance and were towed to port. The Aali had damage to her ballast tanks and was towed to Weihai. The Dong Fang Ocean was towed to Longyan. No reports had details of any injuries to the crew or pollution being released.