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.
On October 3, the Taiwan Navy had 2 destroyers sustain damage in separate incidents. In the port of Kaohsiung, the 171 meter long Kee Lung-class destroyer Tso Ying was struck by the 152 meter long, 19999 dwt tanker Everrich 3. The Everrich 3 was making a turn to head out of port when it sideswiped the stern of the Tso Ying which was at its berth. The tanker sustained significant bow damage while the destroyer suffered a large dent and hull breach at the stern. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The Everrich 3 was ordered back port for inspection.
Off Suao harbor, the 171 meter long destroyer Keelung collided with the fishing vessel Chin Fu En. Both vessels were heading into port when the Keelung attempted to pass the slower fishing vessel. During the attempt to overtake the Chin Fu En, the destroyer struck the stern of the fishing vessel. The Chin Fu En sustained damage to port aft section while the Keelung was undamaged. There were no injuries on either vessel.
On October 2, the 166 meter long, 155334 dwt container ship Victoria Trader collided with an 1435 dwt chemical tanker near Ulsan, South Korea. The two vessels had bumped resulting in minor dents on the starboard side of the tanker and port side of the boxship. No reports of injuries or pollution released. Korean authorities dispatched investigators to the vessels. Reports state alcohol was not a factor in the collision. Both vessels proceeded to Ulsan for further investigation into the incident. The name of the tanker was not disclosed in the news reports.