The 15 meter long work barge Josva caught fire off Kristiansand, Norway. The fire broke out in the engine room while the vessel was between Herøya and Stokken. The fire disabled the engine and the two crew on board abandoned ship. A nearby sailboat rescued the two crew and were taken ashore.  Local firefighters were ferried to the vessel assisted by a NSSR lifeboat. Reports state the vessel’s superstructure was completely gutted. No reports of injuries or pollution released.



The 149 meter long, 19996 dwt tanker Strilen caught fire while berthed in Busan, South Korea. The fire started in the vessel’s superstructure forcing the evacuation of the 23 crew on board. No reports of injuries. Local firefighters arrived on scene and extinguished the blaze. The cause of the fire was not reported.

Collision off Ningbo

Safmarine Maru

The 292 meter long, 50415 dwt container ship Safmarine Maru collided with the 318 meter long, 108804 dwt container ship Northern Jasper off Ningbo, China. The Northern Jasper struck the Safmarine Maru causing severe damage to the Safmarine Maru. A fire broke out after the collision and the 22 crew on board the Safmarine Maru abandoned ship. No reports of injuries or pollution released. Chinese authorities dispatched firefighting vessels to bring the blaze under control.