On May 16, the 79 meter long, 2586 dwt tanker Oraness caught fire on the Kiel Canal near Suchsdorf, Germany. The fire started in the vessel’s engine room while it was en route to Moerdijk from Aarhus. The crew requested assistance with the local fire brigade responding. The fire brigade was able to extinguish the blaze a few hours later. No reports of injuries. Tugs took the Oraness under tow back to Kiel for repairs and to be inspected. No reports of pollution released.
The 55 meter long, 414 dwt fishing vessel Kapitan Chernov caught fire in the Sea of Okhotsk off the Kamchatka Peninsula near Ozernovskiy, Russia. The fire started in a crew cabin and quickly spread through the vessel. While the crew attempted to extinguish the blaze, the vessel sent out a distress call. Nearby trawlers responded and help evacuate 22 of 27 crew off the Kapitan Chernov. The remaining 5 crew continued to battle the blaze for several hours, but the fire could not be contained. The 5 crew determined there was no hope in saving the vessel and abandoned ship. No reports of injuries.
Reports state the Kapitan Chernov was still at anchor and was expected to burn to the waters edge.
The 192 meter long, 6987 dwt ro-ro passenger ferry Kydon allided with the quay at the port of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The Kydon was arrived in port and struck the quay while maneuvering. No passengers where injured, but the ferry destroyed several vehicles and containers on the quay. No reports of pollution.