The 145 meter long, 12099 dwt general cargo vessel Reecon Emre caught fire while berthed at La Réunion. The blaze erupted from the vessel’s boiler and quickly spread through out the engine room. The vessel’s crew requested assistance with the local fire brigade along with personnel from the nearby naval base responding. The combine effort was able to contain the blaze to the engine room. Oil pollution was released and authorities placed booms around the vessel to contain it.