The 220 meter long, 39295 dwt container ship Lilac suffered a fire while moored off-shore of Table Bay, South Africa. The crew alerted the South African authorities that a fire had broken out in one their holds. The master of the vessel stated they were fighting to contain the fire, but he had not declared an emergency. The NSRI dispatched boats from Table Bay, Bakoven and Hout Bay to the scene to standby in case the 21 crewmen of the Lilac need to abandon ship. A short time later the Lilac entered the port at Table Bay and berthed at the container terminal where it was met by the local fire brigade and rescue services. No reports of injuries or pollution released.