The 64 meter long dredger Ohf 32 caught fire on the Rhine between Nierstein and Nackenheim, Germany. The Ohf 32 had been moored alongside two barges when the fire broke out. The dredger was engulf in dark plumes of smoke forcing a halt to traffic to a nearby highway. The crew attempted to put out the blaze for an hour when two crew had to be taken ashore due to smoke inhalation. The local fire brigade arrived on scene and fought the blaze from the shoreline. No reports of pollution released.
The 92 meter long cargo vessel Vtb 36 caught fire on the Thị Vải River near Vũng Tàu, Vietnam. The Vtb 36 was headed to Quy Nhơn from Cái Mép with 4630 tons of maize when a fire broke out in the vessel’s superstructure. Authorities were alerted with 2 coastguard and 5 tugs responding to the scene. The 12 crew and 4 persons on board were safely evacuated as the fire consumed the vessel’s superstructure. The blaze was later extinguished a few hours later. No reports of injuries, but the vessel sustained significant damage. Reports state the Vtb 36 is at anchor off Phước Hòa.
The 145 meter long, 19508 dwt chemical tanker Jo Kiri caught fire near Eagle Point while in the Houston Ship Canal. The crew spotted smoke coming from the engine room. The blaze quickly engulfed the compartment disabling the engines. The crew requested assistance as the tanker blocked traffic on the canal. The Coast Guard responded and firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze after an hour. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The Jo Kiri was later towed to a nearby terminal for inspection and survey for damage.