About 0708 local time on December 1, 2014, a fire broke out in the engine room of the commercial fishing vessel Miss Eva. The master and three crewmembers abandoned ship and were rescued by the offshore supply vessel Dustin Danos. Two US Coast Guard helicopters transported the crewmembers ashore for medical treatment. The vessel and the 35,000 pounds of shrimp it was transporting were considered a total loss. At the time of the accident, the Miss Eva had an estimated 3,200 gallons of marine diesel fuel and 100 gallons of hydraulic oil on board. No sheen was reported.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of the accident involving the commercial fishing vessel Miss Eva was an engine room fire that began from an undetermined source followed by downflooding and the eventual sinking of the vessel.