The 80 meter long, 1700 dwt fishing vessel Campolibre Alai caught fire while fishing in the Indian Ocean off the Seychelles. The fire started after an explosion in the vessel’s engine room. The explosion caused severe damage including water ingress. Disabled and ablaze, the crew requested assistance. A nearby fishing vessel was able to come to the Campolibre Alai aid. All the crew on board the Campolibre Alai was rescued and were to being transported to Port Victoria, Seychelles. One crewman sustained severe burns, but was stabilized. Reports state the vessel was left partially submerged and adrift, before it finally sank.