The 264 meter long, 5200 dwt passenger cruise ship Splendour of the Seas caught fire while in the Ionian Sea near Argostoli, Greece. The fire started in the vessel’s engine room sending thick smoke into some of the cabins. Passengers stated the vessel smelt of burnt plastic and rubber, but the fire was contained to the engine room and was quickly extinguished. Twenty persons on board were treated for smoke inhalation. The fire damaged one of the vessel’s engines, but the vessel is able to proceed with its other engine. Due to the damage by the fire, the Splendour of the Seas diverted to Venice. No reports of pollution released.
The 121 meter long container ship BF Fortaleza ran aground on the Skatestraumen near Måløy, Norway. The BF Fortaleza was en route to Rotterdam from Bergen when it ran aground onto the rocks. The boxship suffered hull damage amidship including water ingress. A NSSK lifeboat and tug was dispatched from Måløy along with a helicopter left from Florø, A dewatering pump was delivered to the BF Fortaleza. The boxship was later refloated the same day and taken under tow to Måløy. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
The 24 meter long fishing vessel Skårholm caught fire while berthed at Karmøy, Norway. The fire broke out in the wheelhouse spewing out smoke. The crew attempted to extinguish the blaze but were driven back. The local fire brigade was called and was quickly able to control the blaze. A few hours later the fire was completed extinguished. The fire completely gutted the wheelhouse. No reports of injuries or pollution released.