The 97 meter long, 6948 dwt cargo vessel Xin Dong Yuan sank in the Taiwan Strait off Pintang Island, China. The Xing Dong Yuan had collided with another cargo vessel and quickly sank. Authorities were alerted and a search and rescue operation was deployed. Over 20 vessels and aircraft searched for the 14 crew of the Xing Dong Yuan. Four crew were rescued and four bodies were recovered. The name of the second vessel in the collision was not disclosed.
The 78 meter long, 1485 dwt cargo vessel Nina 1 ran aground in the North Sea off Wangerooge, Germany. The Nina 1 had departed from Denmark when it grounded off the island. No reports of injuries. No further details reported.
On August 16, the 85 meter long self-propelled tanker-barge Alina ran aground on the Elbe near Zollenspieker, Germany. The Alina was proceeding in ballast toward Hamburg when it suffered a steering fault and veered out of the fairway running up on a sandbank. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. The Alina remained aground until the next day when it was refloated on the rising tide.