The 103 meter long freighter Ara Felixstowe caught fire off Terschelling, Netherlands. The fire started in the engine room after the vessel had gone adrift after engine failure. The crew was unable to stop the blaze and requested assistance. A KNRM lifeboat and tug quickly responded to the scene. The crew of nine were safely evacuated while rescuers sealed off the engine room. A few hours later the fire was extinguished and the crew went back on board. The Felixstowe was taken under tow to Harlingen to be repaired. No reports of injuries or pollution being released. The Ara Felixstowe was en route from Brake to Southampton, England with a cargo of steel.