The 136 meter long, 1184 dwt ro-ro passenger ferry Midnatsol caught fire in the Barents Sea off Vardø, Norway. The crew was alerted to smoke coming from a fuse board on the vessel. Emergency services responded and the fire was quickly extinguished. No reports of injuries, but one person was taken to the doctor as a precaution. No reports of damage or pollution released. The Midnatsol was able to continue on its voyage to Vadsø and Kirkenes later the same day.
The high speed ferry Wahana Empat suffered an explosion just shortly after leaving port off Senggigi, Lambok, Indonesia. The ferry was loaded with 129 passengers bound for Bali and reached 10 miles off the port of Senggigi when the blast occurred. Some 19 people were injured with some with broken bones. All on board were safely evacuated by authorities to Senggigi. The cause of the explosion was not yet known.
On June 5, a severe storm struck the area around Haikou, China. The storm unleashed strong winds which caused the 130 meter long passenger ship Hai Kou Jiu Hao to run aground off Hainan Island while the 106 meter long Yin Zi Jing allided with a nearby beacon. No further details reported.