The 133 meter long, 12600 dwt freighter Abu Rdees suffered a fire while proceeding on the outer Elbe River. The Abu Rdees was proceeding in ballast between Klaipeda and Bremen when a fire broke out in the crew’s accomodation section of the vessel. The vessel sent out a distress call with the DGzRS lifeboat from Cuxhaven responding. The crew of the Abu Rdees was able to get the fire under control. Five of the 37 men on board were injured by smoke inhalation. The freighter was able to moor at Neuwerk where local firefighters and emergency crews boarded the vessel. No details on the extent of damage the fire caused on the freighter.
The 58 meter long, 1323 dwt freighter Rana Frakt collided with the 46 meter long, 500 dwt live fish carrier Robas in the Bergen Fjord near Bergen, Norway. The Robas loaded with 100 tons of salmon from Haugesund to Florø
sustain hull damage and water ingress. The crew elected to run the Robas aground to ensure the vessel did not sink. The Rana Frakt bound for Sandnes with a cargo of steel sustained some damage to its bow and proceed to Bergen for repairs. No reports of injuries or pollution being released. Authorities have reported that alcohol was not a factor in the collision. The cause of the collision has not been released, but investigators have stated there was no communication between the two vessels prior to the collision.
The 102 meter long, 2244 dwt reefer fishing vessel Mekhanik Bryzgalin suffered a fire while moored at Nakhodka, Russia. The crew of 18 were able to safely escape to the dock while local firefighters were able to contain the fire and extinguish several hours later. The fire damaged the fish shop and 30 meters of casing and cables. No reports of injuries or pollution being released.