The 163 meter long, ro-ro cargo vessel Finnkraft caught fire near Helsinki, Finland. The fire started in a heating system on a stairwell in the bow section. The fire spewed toxic smoke spreading to several decks. The crew quickly responded and was able to bring the fire under control and later assisted by the local fire brigade in extinguishing the blaze. The smoke was then later ventilated from the areas impacted. No reports of injuries.
The 8702 dwt cargo vessel Finnkraft went aground on the Trave River near Schlutup, Germany after having engine problems resulting in a power lost. The Finnkraft was able to refloat itself and with the assistance of the workboat Pirol and tug Axel, the vessel reached back to a berth. None of the 16 crew on board were injured. An investigation into the grounding will be conducted by authority.