The 24 meter long self-propelled barge Stella Maris caught fire on the IJssel at Capelle upon the IJssel, Netherlands. The fire started in the vessel’s engine room while it was proceeding to Rotterdam. The fire quickly spread through the vessel and engulfed the wheelhouse. A workboat pushed the Stella Maris to the shore where local fire brigade and boats extinguished the blaze. The sole person on board was rescued without any injuries.
The full extent of damage to the vessel had not been reported. The cause of the fire was under investigation.