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.
The 145 foot long fishing vessel Ocean Explorer caught fire while berthed in Seattle, Washington. The fire started below deck spewing out smoke. Several fireboats along with a large response of local fire fighters were able to extinguish the blaze a short time later. No reports of injuries. No details on the extent of damage or if any pollution was released.