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.