The 64 meter long, 1050 dwt cargo vessel KM Cargo Asia Raya caught fire off Kupang, Timor, Indonesia. The Asia Raya had departed from Kupang with 634 cattle and 37 crew when a fire broke out just a few miles offshore. Reports state the crew had panic as the vessel suddenly listed over as it was overloaded. The crew ignited some distress flares, but the flares also ignited the fodder on board. The vessel was quickly engulfed in flames. All 37 crew on board were rescued and some cattle on board was pushed overboard.