On June 26, the 3200 dwt general cargo vessel Carka Jaya Niaga III-7 caught fire while berthed in Gresik, East Java, Indonesia with a cargo of timber. The fire started in the engine room from sparks by a welding torch. The fire quickly grew out of control and the 25 crew on board abandoned ship. Four tugs quickly responding to the scene and local firefighting efforts were able to extinguish the blaze. No reports of injuries. Damage to the fire was contained to the superstructure and the cargo of timber was undamaged.
- Fire aboard Indonesia-Flagged General Cargo Ship (worldmaritimenews.com)