The 31 meter long supply vessel World Calima caught fire off a wind farm near Heligoland, Germany. The fire started in the vessel’s engine room and quickly disabled the vessel. The crew shut off the engine room and used the CO2 fire suppressant to extinguish the blaze. No reports of injuries to 5 crew on board.
Authorities were alerted to the disabled World Calima who dispatched a DGzRS lifeboat assisted by other Naval vessels. The lifeboat towed the disabled World Calima to port. No reports of pollution released.
The 90 meter long, 630 dwt ro-ro passenger ferry Dharma Kencana II caught fire in the Java Sea between Pontianak and Semarang, Indonesia. The Dharma Kencana II had departed from Pontianak with 119 passengers and 46 vehicles when the crew found a fire broke out on the lower deck. Unable to contain the blaze, the vessel sent out a distress call. A number of nearby vessels responded including the KM Kirana I Kumai, KM Flores, Sewa Sadewa along with several other vessels. Passengers and crew abandoned ship and were evacuated to the KM Kirana I Kumai. No reports of injuries reported.
Reports state the superstructure of the Dharma Kencana II was totally gutted by the fire, but the ferry remained afloat.
The 225 meter long, 75750 dwt bulk carrier Golden Ice caught fire while berthed in Dunkirk, France. The bulk carrier had arrived from Canada and begun unloading operations when the fire broke out in the hold. The fire had started from terminal equipment that had been lowered into the hold. The local fire brigade was contacted and was able to extinguish the blaze from shore while assisted by fire tugs. No reports of injuries and damaged was limited. No reports of injuries.