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Fire on board ferry Stena Scanidica

A fire occurred at 1229 on 29 August 2022 on the ferry Stena Scandica while she was en route from Port of Norvik in Sweden to Port of Ventspils in Latvia, carrying 241 passengers and 58 crew.

The fire was tracked to a reefer unit on a truck and the crew immediately set about working on extinguishing it using the extinguishing system onboard.

The integrity and stability of the vessel were not compromised, but due to the incident the vessel lost power and started to drift slowly off course.

There were no injuries reported. All passengers were cared for and were taken to an allocated area. Swedish rescue authorities were informed and headed out to the vessel.

The ferry later regained power, thanks to the efforts of the crew on board, and arrived safely and by her own power at Nynäshamn, Sweden.

As a precautionary measure she was escorted by a tugboat and two search and rescue crafts. The passengers have all been well taken care of, and were met by a support team from Stena Line upon arrival.

Authorities arrived at the scene and started their routine investigation.

 

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