The 9.6 meter long fishing vessel Saint Bernard sank off Portsall, France. The Saint Bernard sent out a distress call that the fishing vessel had suffered water ingress and was sinking. The nearby fishing vessel Christelle-Mikaël relayed the message to the Corsen Regional Operational Surveillance and Rescue Center. They launched a search and rescue operation with the SNSM lifeboats from Portsall, French Navy aircraft and nearby fishing vessels Roc’h Avel and La Fanette.
Two hours later, the SNSM lifeboat found the body in the water between Karreg Cros and Rosservo Islands. Identified as the sole crew on board the Saint Bernard, he was taken to Portsall.
The 68 meter long, 2323 dwt cargo vessel Fortuner sank off Talisay City, Cebu, Philippines. The Fortuner was carrying a cargo of steel bars when if suffered structural failure and developed a crack amidships. The vessel pumps were no use as the water ingress quickly flooded the holds. The crew alerted authorities and were able to evacuate the ship. All 22 crew were later rescued by the nearby MTUG 38. The cargo vessel sank sank 2 hours later. The Fortuner rests in 30 meters under the surface some 2.2 kilometers from shore.
Authorities report spotting a 25 meter oil sheen on the surface. The Coast Guard deployed an oil boom around the spill and will monitor the area for any additional pollution released. The Fortuner had some 4000 liters of fuel on board at the time of the sinking.
The 88 meter long, 4285 dwt cargo vessel Southern Phoenix capsized and sank in Suva Harbor, Fiji. The Southern Phoenix was berthed loading containers when it suffered water ingress. The crew attempted to stop the inflow, but the flooding could not be contained. The cargo vessel began to list to its port side as it continued to fill with water. Eventually the crew decided there was nothing they could do and evacuated the vessel. The mooring lines were cut loose and a tug pulled the Southern Phoenix away from the berth.
The Southern Phoenix capsized and sank just a short distance away from the pier. Multiple containers broke free and spilled into the water. Several floated and were secured with ropes. Authorities deployed booms around the partially sunken Southern Phoenix to contain any pollution released. No reports of injuries.