Livestock Carrier Goes Ablaze
On Aug 6, a fire broke out on the livestock carrier ELBEIK while it was anchored off Tarragona, Spain, the Balearic Sea.
The fire started in a compartment or cabin on a lower deck and rapidly spread to other parts of the ship.
18 crew members were evacuated and a fire team boarded the ship; fire boats were deployed with water cannons.
No animals were harmed, there were none aboard as the ship was waiting for the cargo of cattle to be loaded.