The fishing processing vessel Athena caught fire and suffered multiple explosions while at moored at Runavik, Faroe Islands. Coastguard vessels arrived on scene and attempted to extinguish the the fire using water canons. However, much of the superstructure has already been damaged by fire. The Athena was being rebuilt at Runavik from a previous fire off Falmouth on October 2010. No reports of injuries.
The 345 foot fish factory vessel Athena caught fire off the Isles of Scilly. The fire started in the package storage area containing cardboard boxes. Firefighters were airlifted to the vessel to help fight the blaze, but were forced to evacuate. The 98 of the crew of 111 were transferred off to the container ship Vega. Reports state the fire was not extinguished and the vessel was listing due to water used to fight the fire. The Athena was towed by the Coastguard tug to Falmouth Harbour.