On October 17, the 29.7 meter long, 98 gt fishing vessel Long Jia Ming 6 caught fire while berthed at the Fiji Fish Jetty. The fire started in the vessel’s engine room and quickly spread through the superstructure. The crew attempted to extinguish the blaze, but their efforts were in vain. The crew were forced to abandoned ship and authorities had the Long Jia Ming 6 towed away from the jetty and beached away from other vessels.
The local fire brigade was able to extinguish the fire, but not after much of the superstructure and hull of the Long Jia Ming 6 was burned away. Reports state the fuel tanks of the Long Jia Ming 6 had leaked due to the fire and pollution was spotted around the wreck. No reports of injuries.