The 770 dwt freighter FM Express caught fire off Bocas de Ceniza, Colombia. The fire started in the vessel’s engine room from an electrical short and quickly grew. The crew were unable to control the blaze and requested assistance before abandoning ship into the vessel’s liferaft. The Columbian Coast Guard along with the freighter UBC Sacramento responded to the scene. The crew were rescued a short time later. No reports of injuries to the 8 crewmen on board. Reports state the vessel was carrying 300 tons of household goods from Colon, Panama to Puerto Nuevo, La Guajira.