The 366 meter long, 139,439 dwt container ship MSC Katrina suffered a fire while in the North Sea off the island of Helgoland, Germany. The fire broke out in a container containing charcoal giving off heat and smoke. The crew attempted to contain the fire and was later aided by two firefighting teams from Cuxhaven were able to extinguish the blaze. The MSC Katrina proceeded to Hamburg where it unloaded the damaged containers. No reports of pollution released.
The 145 meter long, 16225 dwt LPG tanker Nusa Bintang suffered an explosion while berthed at Sekong, Silegon, Indonesia. The crew were doing maintenance in the engine room when something ignited causing the explosion. Two crew were severely burned by the blast and taken to hospital. No reports of pollution released.