The 112 meter long, 4347 gt tanker Dongfang Glory exploded and caught fire on the Batang Belawai near Tanjung Manis, Malaysia. The tanker was undergoing maintenance with 17 crew and 5 repair workers when an there was an explosion followed by a fire on the main deck. Authorities were alerted and dispatched the nearby fire brigade to the scene. Before fire fighters arrived, the crew of the Dongfang Glory were able to douse the fire. Two crew members and the master of the Dongfang Glory sustained injuries and were taken to hospital for treatment.
The 40 meter long fishing vessel Ronja Skye became disabled off Eilean Musdile Lighthouse near Oban, Scotland. The Ronja Skye had a fire break out in the vessel’s engine room. The crew was able to extinguish the blaze, but the fire disabled the main engine. Adrift, the Ronja Skye requested assistance. The RNLI lifeboat from Oban and the ro-ro ferry Isle of Mull responded. The lifeboat arrived on scene and attached a towline to the Ronja Skye. The ferry stood by while the lifeboat towed the Ronja Skye to a nearby anchorage where the fishing vessel could conduct repairs. No reports of injuries or pollution released.