The 154 meter long, United States Navy destroyer Fitzgerald collided with the 223 meter long, 39565 dwt container ship ACX Crystal in the early morning hours off Yokosuka, Japan. The ACX Crystal bow had struck the starboard hull of the Fitzgerald causing significant damage including water ingress in three compartments. The ACX Crystal sustained scrapes and dents along its bow, but damage is reported to be limited.
The captain of the Fitzgerald sustained injuries and was medivac off the vessel. Another sailor was evacuated off the vessel by the Japan Coast Guard. Reports state 7 sailors on the Fitzgerald were reported missing.
The Fitzgerald was able to head back to port under its own power. Escorted by the Japan Coast Guard, the Fitzgerald proceeded with limited propulsion.
On May 31, the 113 meter long, 8870 dwt container ship Mary Arctica struck an iceberg off Nanortalik, Greenland. The Mary Arctica was headed to Aalborg when around 2 A.M. it struck the iceberg. The vessel sustained significant damage, but the details were limited. The Mary Arctica did not suffer water ingress, but changed course and proceeded to Qaqortoq to be surveyed. Afterwards, the vessel to expected to be able to proceed to Denmark where it will be taken out of service for 2 to 3 weeks to complete repairs. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The Arina Arctica will replace the Mary Arctica to continue service between Denmark and Greenland.
On May 4, the 364 meter long, 128,550 dwt container ship allided with quay at the Jebel Ali container terminal in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The CMA CGM Centaurus was attempting to berth when it’s starboard bow struck the quay. The vessel hit a leg of a gantry crane causing it to collapse and another crane was pushed off its tracks. Ten people were injured during the incident. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.