The 38 meter long former barge Tyee Princess caught fire while being scrapped at Surrey, British Columbia. Workers were cutting the walls with blow torches when some insulation caught fire. Dense black smoke was released into the air around the Tyee Princess. The local fire brigade was contacted and extinguished the blaze. No reports of injuries. The Tyee Princess was built in 1945 and converted into a coastal freighter after 1974. The vessel was later donated to the Maritime Heritage Society of Vancouver.
The 29 meter long, 130 dwt fishing vessel Frosti caught fire off Straumnes, Iceland. The fire started in the trawler’s engine room and quickly contained by the crew. However, dense smoke had spread through out the Frosti except the bridge. The vessel sent out a distress call with two Iceland Coast Guard helicopters and patrol boats to the scene. One helicopter airlifted one crew person off the Frosti who required treatment for smoke inhalation. The other helicopter arrived and lowered five firefighters to the Frosti. The patrol boat Tyr arrived and took the Frosit under tow back to Hafnarfjordur. No reports of pollution released.
The 85 meter long self-propelled barge Manuela caught fire while berthed on the New Maas in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The Manuela had arrived earlier that morning from a voyage from Moerdijk when a fire broke out in the engine room. The local fire brigade was alerted and quickly extinguished the blaze. No reports of injuries. Reports stated an oil pipe had burst causing the fire.