The 72 meter long ro-ro passenger ferry Driade caught fire near Ischia, Italy. The Driade had departed from Naples bound for Casamicciola when a fire broke out in the engine room disabling the vessel. The fire spewed out dense plumes of smoke making it difficult to contain. The Driade contacted authorities who dispatched rescue vessels to the scene. The Coast Guard arrived a short time later and transferred 12 passsengers off the Driade. Two passengers suffered injuries and later taken to hospital for treatment. The Driade crew were able to contain the blaze and a tug took the ferry under tow back to Naples.
The 19 meter long supply vessel Kitty Petra caught fire while off Rhyl, Wales. The fire started in the vessel’s engine room damaging one of the vessel’s engines. The Kitty Petra requested assistance with the RNLI lifeboats from Rhyl and Llandudno responding. The crew of the Kitty Petra were able to contain the blaze and were escorted back to Mostyn by the the lifeboats. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
The 86 meter long self-propelled barge Bon Voyage caught fire on the Main-Donau Canal near Riedenburg, Germany. The Bon Voyage was headed to Riedenburg from Ludwigshafen with 1100 tons of fertilizers when smoke appeared from the bow. An electrical short had started a blaze in the bow thrusters engine room. The two crew on board attempted to extinguish the fire, but were unable to stop it due to the dense smoke. Local fire brigades from Riedenburg and surrounding area were requested and arrived on scene a short time later. They were able to extinguish the blaze and ventilate the compartment. No reports of injuries. The water police detained the Bon Voyage while it investigated the incident.