Pastor Carrillo

Photo: Fleetmon.com

Photo: Fleetmon.com

 

The fishing vessel Pastor Carrillo caught fire off Almeria, Spain. The fire started in the vessel’s engine room. The three crew on board were rescued by another fishing vessel, Cañada Soriano.  No reports of injuries. Reports state the fire was later extinguished, but the fishing vessel was heavily damaged and later sank before it could be towed back to port.

Arkos Ichiapas

Arkos Ichiapas

Photo: Mexican Navy

The 84 meter long, 1157 gt fishing vessel Arkos Ichiapas caught fire in the Pacific Ocean off Puerto Chiapas, Mexico. The fire started in a supply room by a butane tank. The crew requested assistance with a patrol ship responding. A team from the patrol vessel boarded the Arkos Ichiapas and extinguished the blaze. No reports of injuries or pollution released.

Palflot 2

Palflot 2

Photo: rt.com

The 109 meter long, 2858 dwt oil tanker Palflot 2 caught fire in the Caspian Sea near Turkmenbashi, Turkmenistan.  The Palflot 2 was en route to Turkmenbashi in ballast when the fire broke out on deck.  The blaze quickly engulfed the vessel’s superstructure killing one crewman. The remaining 10 persons on board were later rescued by a nearby cargo vessel. Reports stated the vessel was adrift and Russian aircraft were to be dispatched to extinguish the fire.