The 108 meter long, 5754 dwt reefer Green Klipper caught fire while berthed in a repair yard in Szczecin, Poland. The fire started in the vessel’s cargo hold. The blaze released a large plume of smoke due to the amount of foam within the hold. Seven fire brigades responded to the scene along with fireboats. Their efforts were able to bring the fire under control after several hours. No reports of injuries. The amount of damage to the hold was not reported.
On April 10, the 95 meter long reefer cargo vessel Silver Pearl ran aground in the Ulve Sound near Vågsøy, Norway. The vessel had suffered a technical fault before running aground. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. The Silver Pearl was refloated on the following high tide assisted by a tug. The Silver Pearl proceeded to Måløy for inspection.
The 93 meter long, 2703 dwt reefer Frio Confidanze caught fire while berthed in a shipyard in the Guayas River at Guayaquil, Ecuador. The fire was started by a spark while crews were doing repair work. Local fire brigades were requested and it took over three hours before the fire could be brought under control. No injuries reported.