The 122 meter long general cargo vessel Golden 168 caught fire while anchored off Vung Tau, Vietnam. The blaze started in the forward cargo no. 1 hold. The crew requested assistance with a fire tug responding. The 20 crew on board the Golden 168 were safely evacuated. The fire was extinguished a few hours later. No reports of injuries. The Golden 168 had been at anchor for several days after suffering an engine breakdown while en route to Hong Kong from Singapore with 6,600 tons of copra. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.