The 42 foot fishing vessel Promise Land caught fire near Jonesport, Maine. The vessel contacted the Coast Guard that the vessel was on fire and the three persons on board were abandoning ship into the life raft. The Coast Guard dispatched the two lifeboats, a fix wing aircraft and helicopter to the scene. The 25 foot response boat arrived on scene and rescued the crew. They were later taken back to Jonesport. No reports of injuries. The Promise Land burned to the waters edge. The Coast Guard is monitoring the remains of the fishing vessel for any possible environmental impact.
The 107 meter long, 3353 dwt freighter Yukka caught fire in the Black Sea near Cide, Turkey. The Yukka was headed to Rostov-on-Don, Russia from Instanbul with a cargo of feldspar when a fire started from an electrical short in the crew’s cabin. The flames quickly engulfed the cabins as the crew struggled to get the fire under control. The Yukka contacted the Turkish Coast Guard who dispatched a rescue boat to the scene. The rescue boat evacuated the 13 persons on board the Yukka and taken to Inebolu. Two officers were slightly injured in the fire and were taken to hospital. The Coast Guard has alerted other vessels that the Yukka remains adrift. The fate of the Yukka is unknown as conflicting reports state that the fire was brought under control while others state the vessel remains on fire.