The 200 meter long, 29,277 dwt container ship Kamala caught fire in the East China Sea between Kuchinoshima Island, Japan and Chedju do, Korea. The fire erupted in the cargo hold while the vessel was en route from Surabaya to Ulsan. The vessel requested assistance with the Japanese Coast Guard responding. Reports state the boxship was carrying 796 containers and the crew was unable to extinguish the blaze. No injuries to the 23 crew on board.