On October 8, the 84 meter long cargo vessel Fu Shun 67 capsized and sank near the entrance to the Minjiang River off Fuzhou, China. The Fu Shun 67 was proceeding with a cargo of steel when it lost stability. The steel cargo had shifted and the cargo vessel developed a heavy list. The vessel sent out a distress call and requested assistance. Authorities dispatched a helicopter and rescue ship to the scene. Before rescuers could reach the Fu Shun 67, the 10 crew abandoned ship just before the vessel rolled over and sank. Rescuers arrived on scene and eventually were able to rescue all 10 crew. No reports of injuries.
On October 5, the 290 ton fishing vessel Lurong Yuanyu 378 collided with the 250 meter long, 115459 dwt tanker BrightOil Lucky in the Sea of Japan off Oki Islands, Japan. The tanker struck the Lurong Yuanyu causing the fishing vessel to capsize.
Reports state 13 of the 16 crew on the Lurong Yuanyu 378 were killed in the incident. Four crew had been rescued from the fishing vessel, but one later perished. The cause of the collision has not been disclosed. No reports of injuries or damage to the BrightOil Lucky.
The 111 meter long, 10959 dwt cargo vessel Hai Duong 09 capsized while in port at Visakhapatnam, India. The Hai Duong 09 had emptied its ballast tanks and dock workers had begun the loading a cargo of iron billets. After some 1200 metric tons of cargo had been loaded, the cargo shifted to starboard and developed a heavy list. The vessel struck the quay and partially capsized at the berth. Six of the 26 dock workers on board were injured during the incident. Reports state the cargo had been improperly loaded and not secured which resulted in the capsizing. Port authorities have stated that the cargo will be removed and the Hai Duong 09 will be righted. No details on damage to the quay or vessel and if any pollution was released in the incident.