The 49 meter long, 463 dwt fishing vessel Lavinniy capsized while berthed in Busan, South Korea. Reports state the vessel had undergone repairs and a pipe had been cut off in the engine room resulting in water ingress. The Lavinniy capsized and partially sank with its starboard hull resting on the bottom. No reports of injuries. The trawler is to be refloated a few days later allowing other fishing vessels to leave port.



The 149 meter long, 19996 dwt tanker Strilen caught fire while berthed in Busan, South Korea. The fire started in the vessel’s superstructure forcing the evacuation of the 23 crew on board. No reports of injuries. Local firefighters arrived on scene and extinguished the blaze. The cause of the fire was not reported.

Jinlong 7

The 86 meter long cargo vessel Jinlong 7 caught fire in the East China Sea near Jeju Island, South Korea. The Jinlong 7 was en route to Shanghai from Rajun with a cargo of 1200 tons of timber when a fire broke out in the engine room.  The crew was able to extinguish the blaze before help had time to arrive. The fire disabled the vessel and it was towed to Seogwipo, Jeju island for repairs. Reports state the fire was started by a broken fuel pipe.