The 108 meter long, 5754 dwt reefer Green Klipper caught fire while berthed in a repair yard in Szczecin, Poland. The fire started in the vessel’s cargo hold. The blaze released a large plume of smoke due to the amount of foam within the hold. Seven fire brigades responded to the scene along with fireboats. Their efforts were able to bring the fire under control after several hours. No reports of injuries. The amount of damage to the hold was not reported.
The 37 meter long, 43 dwt ferry Wavemaster 6 caught fire off Singapore. The ferry was en route to Batam with 140 passengers when a fire started with a generator in the engine room. The fire spewed out dense black smoke which caused some panic among the passengers on board. The crew evacuated the passengers to the upper deck while they ventilated the passenger compartments. The fire was quickly extinguished. No reports of injuries or pollution released.