The 55 meter long, 414 dwt fishing vessel Kapitan Chernov caught fire in the Sea of Okhotsk off the Kamchatka Peninsula near Ozernovskiy, Russia. The fire started in a crew cabin and quickly spread through the vessel. While the crew attempted to extinguish the blaze, the vessel sent out a distress call. Nearby trawlers responded and help evacuate 22 of 27 crew off the Kapitan Chernov. The remaining 5 crew continued to battle the blaze for several hours, but the fire could not be contained. The 5 crew determined there was no hope in saving the vessel and abandoned ship. No reports of injuries.
Reports state the Kapitan Chernov was still at anchor and was expected to burn to the waters edge.