The 56 meter long, 857 dwt fishing vessel Carolina 33 caught fire in the Okhotsk Sea near Magadan, Russia. The fire started in the fishing processing workshop by an electrical short circuit in an ice generator. The blaze spread to the engine room and on to the main deck.
The crew sent out a distress call with the nearby trawler Yantar 1 responding. The Yantar 1 arrived on scene and transferred some 39 out of 52 crew off the Carolina 33. Authorities dispatched the salvage tug Sibirskiy to assist in firefighting efforts.
No further details reported to the status of the vessel or extent of damage. No reports of injuries to the 39 crew rescued.