The 32 meter long fishing vessel Sirius caught fire while berthed in the port of Stellendam, Netherlands. The fire started during the night in the wheelhouse and quickly the superstructure was engulf in flames. The local fire brigade from Stellendam and Goedereede struggled to contain the blaze. With the aide of the KNRM the fire was eventually brought under control a few hours later. No reports of injuries as no one was on board the Sirius at the time of the fire. The Sirius mooring lines had burnt and the vessel had to be towed back to the quay. Early reports state the fire most likely was started by an electrical short.
The 119 meter long, 5309 dwt fishing vessel Johann Maria caught fire while berthed in Scheveningen, Netherlands. The trawler was being refitted when the fire started below deck. Local fire brigades along with the KNRM responded to the scene. Reports state two firefighters were injured and taken to hospital for smoke inhalation. The fire was difficult to extinguish as thick smoke and small passageways. After several fire departments were brought in, the fire was brought under control. A few hours later a smoldering section reignited, but was quickly extinguished. The cause of the fire was not yet known.
The 197 meter long, 58758 dwt bulk carrier Bulk Costa Rica and the 180 meter long, 33200 dwt cargo vessel Atlantic Tramp collided off the coast of IJmuiden, Netherlands. The Atlantic Tramp’s bow struck into the mid section of the Bulk Costa Rica. The Bulk Costa Rica sustained a large dent amidships and damage on deck,but was in no danger of sinking. The Atlantic Tramp’s bow sustained a breach about 9 meters long, but was 2 meters above the waterline. Both vessels also had damage to their bridges. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The KNRM lifeboat Koss van Messel arrived on scene,but found both vessels in no danger and after doing a visual inspection returned to her station. The cause of the collision is under investigation. Initial reports state conditions were good with visibility reaching at least 3 miles and swells only 1.5 meters. The Atlantic Tramp was en route to St. Petersburg, Russia.