The 90 meter long, 630 dwt ro-ro passenger ferry Dharma Kencana II caught fire in the Java Sea between Pontianak and Semarang, Indonesia. The Dharma Kencana II had departed from Pontianak with 119 passengers and 46 vehicles when the crew found a fire broke out on the lower deck. Unable to contain the blaze, the vessel sent out a distress call. A number of nearby vessels responded including the KM Kirana I Kumai, KM Flores, Sewa Sadewa along with several other vessels. Passengers and crew abandoned ship and were evacuated to the KM Kirana I Kumai. No reports of injuries reported.
Reports state the superstructure of the Dharma Kencana II was totally gutted by the fire, but the ferry remained afloat.
The 225 meter long, 75750 dwt bulk carrier Golden Ice caught fire while berthed in Dunkirk, France. The bulk carrier had arrived from Canada and begun unloading operations when the fire broke out in the hold. The fire had started from terminal equipment that had been lowered into the hold. The local fire brigade was contacted and was able to extinguish the blaze from shore while assisted by fire tugs. No reports of injuries and damaged was limited. No reports of injuries.
The 40 meter long, 150 dwt ro-ro passenger ferry Karlsøy ran aground along the southern tip of Vangsøy Island, Norway. The Karlsøy was en route to Belvika with 6 passengers when it veered off course and ran ashore. No reports of injuries. The ferry was refloated a few hours later and proceeded to Belvika. The Karlsøy then proceeded on to Tromsø for further surveys and repairs. No reports of pollution released. The cause of the grounding was not released.