On December 2, the 169 meter long, 27776 dwt bulk carrier Antaios caught fire in the South Atlantic between Argentina and South Africa. The fire started in the vessel’s engine room which resulted in a hull breach and water ingress. The Antaios sent out a distress call that was received by the NSU Inspire. The NSU Inspire arrived on site and rescued the 19 crew. No reports of injuries. The NSU Inspire proceeded to Cape Town where the Antaios crew was to disembark. The status of the Antaios was not known.