The 58 meter long, 598 dwt coastal tanker Yakamoz 5 caught fire while anchored in the Marmara Sea near Istanbul, Turkey. The fire started in the vessel’s engine room after an explosion. The blaze quickly spread through the superstructure. All six crew were evacuated from the vessel, but one crewman suffered injuries and was taken to hospital. Fire rescue vessels arrived on scene and brought the fire under control. Authorities are monitoring the situation for any pollution being released. The Yakamoz-5 had some 400 tons of fuel on board at the time.