The 100 meter long, 5065 dwt cargo vessel Victoria became disabled on the Bosporus. The Victoria was en route to Ukraine from Turkey when it suffered engine failure near the entrance to the strait. A tug came to the Victoria’s assistance and towed it to an anchorage in the Marmara Sea. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 285 meter long passenger cruise ship Westerdam caught fire off Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The Westerdam with 2086 passengers was en route to Alaska when a fire broke out in a boiler room. The fire was extinguished by the crew, but it had flared up a second time and extinguished again. The Westerdam proceeded to Seattle escorted by a tug where it could be inspected. Reports state the vessel would be inspected and depart again on its voyage to Alaska. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
The 79 meter long, 3450 dwt fishing vessel Demiku caught fire while docked at Victoria, Seychelles. The vessel had arrived in port to repair its nets when a fire broke out on the main deck. The blaze quickly spread to the wheelhouse. The local fire brigade was requested and were able to extinguish the fire a short time later. One crewman of the 32 on board suffered smoke inhalation and taken to hospital. Damage to the vessel was significant. Reports state the Demiku’s cargo of 350 tons of tuna will be unloaded. Officials have launched an investigation into the incident.