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STENA SCANDICA © Stena Line

STENA SCANDICA © Stena Line

Fire onboard STENA SCANDICA

FerryA fire was reported at CET 12.40 to occur onboard the STENA SCANDICA in the Baltic Sea, just outside Gotska Sandön. The fire, which started in a refrigerated container, is reported to be under control and there are no reported injuries among the 300 people onboard.

Swedish public news media are live updating https://www.svt.se/nyheter/lokalt/ost/brand-pa-fartyg-300-passagerare-ombord

Official announcement from Stena Line:

"We can confirm that a fire occurred at 12:29 on the STENA SCANDICA on route from Port of Norvik in Sweden to Port of Ventspils in Latvia, carrying 241 passengers and 58 crew. 

The fire is located to a reefer unit on a truck and the crew are currently working on extinguishing the fire using the extinguishing system onboard. There are no injuries reported. All passengers have been cared for and are currently in an allocated area. Swedish rescue authorities have been informed and is on its way to the vessel. Our focus is now to take care of the situation and to support passengers and crew. More information will be available here as soon as possible."

Aug 29 2022


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