The "Sun Flower Daisetsu" issued a distress signal on July 31, 2015, at 532 p.m. off the coast of Honshu, reporting a fire on board. The fire started on a cargo deck in one of the trucks and went out of control. The ferry with 71 passengers and 23 crew on board was en route from Tokyo to Tomakomai port, Hokkaido. She was about 30 miles off the eastern coast of Honshu: 15 patrol boats and 5 aircraft were sent to the ferry All passengers and crew were evacuated, no injures reported. One crew member went missing.. There were about 160 vehicles on board, mostly trucks.
The "Viking Star" suffered technical problems and berthed in Tallinn on July 30, 2015, at Old City Harbour 25 to resolve these. The call at Warnemünde which was scheduled for Aug 2 had to be cancelled thus.
All DFDS sailings Calais - Dover cancelled after ferry was shot with flares
DFDS has decided to cancel all sailings between Calais and Dover until July 28, after one of the company's ferries have been shot at by flares. The incident was related to the conflict that has arisen because DFDS has taken over two ferries from the Eurotunnel ferry company MyFerryLink.
Crossing between Dover and Calais have been interrupted for more than three weeks because employees have blocked the port of Calais. The employees are dissatisfied with the fact that DFDS's acquisition of the ferries is synonymous with job losses.