The 69 meter long, 1753 dwt freighter Cedit 4 caught fire in the Aegean Sea near Bozcaada, Turkey. The fire started in the engine room and quickly spread to other sections of the vessel. The crew sent out a distress call with the authorities responding with rescue boats and tugs. The rescue boats were able to safely evacuated the crew while the master of the Cedit 4 stayed on board. The fire was brought under control a few hours later. No reports of pollution being released. Reports state the Cedit 4 was in ballast at the time.