On September 7 , the 40 meter long yacht Kanga caught fire in the Adriatic Sea off Dubrovnik, Croatia. The yacht had 9 passengers and 4 crew on board when an electrical short ignited a fire on board the vessel. The crew was unable to contain the blaze and requested assistance from the local fire brigades in Dubrovnik and from the island of Mljet. The crew and passengers on board the Kanga were safely evacuated while fire fighters worked to contain the fire. The fire would be eventually contained by the next day, but 3 fire fighters were injured. The Kanga suffered extensive damage with its superstructure destroyed and much of the hull damaged.
Authorities had the hull towed to Prapanto where the fire re-ignited again. Reports state the second fire was quickly controlled. Authorities have dispatched a response boat to the area to contain any pollution released.
Three laid-up cement carriers broke their moorings and blown ashore during a bora at Split, Croatia. The 94 meter long, 1375 dwt Vranjic, 1508 dwt Orebic and 66 meter long, 1392 dwt KRKA had been laid-up when heavy seas caused by strong wind gusts caused the vessels to break their moorings. The KRKA and Orebic washed ashore on Marian beach while the Vranjic ended up at Slatina. No reports of injuries as all three vessels were unmanned. Reports state that the bora recorded gusts reaching 216 km / h.
The 90 meter long, 4496 dwt freighter Joerg N collided with the fishing vessel Golub near Pula, Croatia on the Adriatic Sea. The Golub quickly sank after the collision. The eight crewmen were able to get into the lifeboats. The Joerg N continued on its voyage and didn’t aid in the rescue. The crew of the Golub was able to reach shore an hour later with all men reported safe. Authorities contacted the Joerg N and requested it to proceed to Rijeka where it will be inspected. An investigation into the incident is being conducted.