The 167 meter long, 27209 dwt bulk freighter Atlantik Confidence caught fire in the Gulf of Aden near Masirah, Oman. The fire started in the vessel’s engine room and quicky got out of control. The crew sent out a distress call before abandoning ship into the freighter’s lifeboats. The vessel Pluto Chemfleet was nearby and was able to rescue all 21 crewmen. No reports of injuries. The Atlantik Confidence was last reported disabled and sinking by the stern.