The 150 meter long, 10603 dwt reefer Baltic Performer became disabled off Penmarc’h, France. The Baltic Performer was headed for Dakar, Senegal with 6100 tons of vegetables from Vlissingen, Netherlands. While off France, the vessel was hit by strong winds and heavy swells with waves reaching 9 meters in height. In this difficult conditions, the vegetable cargo shifted resulting in the vessel developing of a 15 degree list to port.
Fearing the vessel may capsize or sink, the Baltic Performer requested assistance. Authorities dispatched a tug from Camaret to assist the reefer. Several hours later, the tug reached the Baltic Performer and escorted the reefer to shelter off Brest, France. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
The 134 meter long, 6715 dwt reefer Frio Petropavlovsk struck a pier at IJmuiden, Netherlands. The reefer was approaching when it suffered engine failure and struck the pier. No reports of injuries. Two tugs were dispatched and help pull the reefer away from the pier. Reports state the vessel remains moored and being monitored for damage and pollution.
The 84 meter long, 2187 dwt reefer Baroasaa caught fire in the Indian Ocean near Thilafushi, Maldives. The blaze quickly consumed the superstructure forcing 18 of the 19 crew to evacuate the vessel. One crewman was reported missing and presumed to have burned to death in the incident. Authorities were unable to board the Baroasaa and no fire fighting efforts were undertaken. No further details reported.