The 100 meter long, 4314 dwt lpg-tanker Coral Favia suffered an explosion near Barfleur, France. The tanker was headed to Teesport from Bilbao when there was an explosion and fire in the engine room. The crew was able to extinguish the fire after a short time. Two crewmen were injured with one having serious burns. A rescue helicopter was dispatched and evacuated the injured crew to France. The Coral Favia was able to continue under its own power at a reduced speed. Reports state the vessel suffered only minor damage to the main engine.