The 195 meter long, 47119 dwt bulk carrier Thor Horizon suffered a fire while in the Gulf of Bothnia off Pori, Finland. The fire started in the engine room disabling the vessel. The crew was able to contain the fire to the engine room, but the fire severely damaged the main engine. No reports of injuries to the 23 crew on board. The Thor Horizon was taken under tow by 2 tugs and proceeded to Pori, Finland.
The 289 meter long, 172515 dwt bulk carrier Cape Tavor caught fire while berthed at the Palumbo Shipyard in Valetta, Malta. The fire erupted from one the vessel’s holds as shipyard crews were conducting repairs. Local fire brigade was requested and was able to extinguish the blaze a few hours later. No reports of injuries. Damage from the fire had not been reported. Later reports from the shipyard claimed no one was working in the hold at the time of the fire. Officials have launched an investigation into the incident.