The fishing vessel Lien Cheng Yi 26 caught fire off Iwo Jima, Japan (25 57N 141 00E). The vessel sent out a distress signal and the Japan Coast Guard dispatched helicopters to the scene. The helicopters reported finding all 12 crewman all safe in the lifeboat. The Lien Cheng Yi 26 was still emitting smoke and was adrift. No reports of injuries.