On September 1, the 105 meter long passenger ship Seadream 1 caught fire in the Tyrrhenian Sea off Palinuro near Naples, Italy. The fire started in the cruise ship’s engine room causing a power blackout and leaving the vessel adrift. Authorities were alerted and multiple patrol boats along with a ferry were diverted to the scene. All 105 passengers and a large number of the 61 crew were evacuated safely. No reports of injuries. The Seadream 1 was later taken under tow to Partenopeo by tugs. No reports of pollution released.