On April 11, the coastal tanker Ningda 10 (mmsi: 412750390) ran aground in the East China Sea off Zhoushan, China. The Ningda 10 was en route to Ningbo when it ran up on the rocks off Zhoushan. The tanker sustained hull damage and the engine room was quickly flooded. Authorities were alerted and the rescue vessel Dong Hai Jiu 118 was dispatched to the scene. The Dong Hai Jiu 118 arrived and rescued all 7 crew safely. No reports of injuries. No details reported if the Ningda 10 has released any pollution or not.
On February 3, the 99 meter long cargo vessel Shun An Lun caught fire off Zhoushan, China while en route to Fuzhou from Shanghai. The fire started in the engine room and quickly spread through the vessel’s superstructure. The crew was able to request for assistance before escaping the blaze by escaping to the forecastle. The 11 crew waited in the forecastle until search and rescue vessels arrived a short time later. No reports of injuries.
Authorities were able to contain the blaze by the next day. Reports state the vessel will be towed back to a nearby port.
On December 15, the container ship Hong Yuan 02 ran aground off Small Huanglong Island near Zhoushan, China. The Hong Yuan 02 was headed to Humen from Jingtang when it struck a reef with considerable force. The hull area around the bow was breached allowing water ingress into several cargo holds. Unable to control the flooding, the Hong Yuan 02 developed a 20 degree list to starboard and the bow partially submerged.
The following day a patrol boat arrived on scene and evacuated 13 of the 21 crew on board. In addition, several crane ships arrived on scene and began salvage operations. No reports of injuries.
On December 17, the lightering of containers had removed a small number of the 864 20-foot containers and 68 21-foot containers on board. The tanker Pu Yuan 1 arrived on site and began pumping off the fuel from the Hong Yuan 02. No reports of pollution released. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.