The 100 meter long, 8874 dwt container ship Everton caught fire in the Mozambique Channel near Sofala, Mozambique. The fire started in the engine room and quickly consumed the vessel’s superstructure including the bridge. The fire disabled the Everton, but the 12 crew on board were safely evacuated. Three tugs were dispatched to the scene and took the vessel under tow. The Everton was en route to Pemba, Mozambique, to Mitsamudu, Comoros.