The 180 meter long, 38055 dwt bulk carrier Pacific Cypress caught fire while berthed in Hakodate, Hokkaido. The fire started in the vessel’s engine room and quickly grew out of control. The 17 crew safely evacuated the bulk carrier while local fire brigades fought the blaze. After several hours, the fire fighters were able to extinguish the fire. No reports of injuries. Details to the extent of damage caused by the fire was not reported.