Mar da Galega
The 24 meter long, 191 gt fishing vessel Mar da Galega caught fire off Penuche, Portugal. The Mar da Galega was fishing for mackerel and hake when the crew were alerted to a fire in the engine room. The crew sealed off the compartment to contain the blaze and turned on the fire suppression system, but the system was unable to extinguish the blaze. The Mar da Galega requested assistance with several vessels coming to her aid. The fishing vessel was taken under tow to Peniche where the fire was finally extinguished. No reports of injuries to the six crew on board or pollution released.