The 180 meter long, 32491 dwt bulk freighter Lucy Oldendorff caught fire near Tauranga, New Zealand. The fire started in the vessel’s cargo of palm kernels while it was en route to Tauranga from Pasir Gudang Malaysia. The fire was extinguished when the crew sealed the hold and filled it with carbon-dioxide gas. When the vessel arrived in Tauranga, the crew reported smoke appearing from the hold. The local fire brigade was called to the scene. Using breathing apparatus, the firefighters removed smoldering palm kernels from the hold and doused them with water. No reports of injuries. Authorities suspect the fire was started from a fumigation canister that was placed into the hold.