On December 24, 2021, the 179 meter long 9100 dwt ro-ro cargo vessel Frijsenborg caught fire in the Pacific Ocean some 450 miles off Baja California Sur, Mexico. The fire started in the engine room and was quickly extinguished by the crew. The vessel sustained damage to the engine and became disabled. The vessel requested assistance and a tug was dispatched from San Diego to take the Frijsenborg under tow. No reports of injuries.
The 139 meter long, 3343 dwt heavy lift vessel Titan II caught fire while moored some 500 meters off the coast of Ciudad del Carmen, Campeche, Mexico. The Titan II had been idle for over 2 years when smoke was spotted rising from the deck. Reports state the vessel had been vandalized by several people who boarded the vessel stealing pieces of iron off the vessel. No reports of any crew person on board the vessel at the time. No details reported if any local authorities responded to the fire or if any pollution was released.
The fishing vessel Adriana M caught fire south of Chacahua Bay, Oaxaca, Mexico. The fire started during the early morning hours and quickly spread through the vessel’s superstructure. The 24 crew on board the Adriana M sent out a distress call and shot flares before escaping into life rafts. As the fire consumed the tuna boat, the 183 meter long tanker Centenario headed to the scene. The tanker rescued all 24 crew along with 2 dogs from the Adriana M. and proceeded to Salina Cruz. The cause of the fire was not reported. No reports of injuries.