Regina Seaways ferry with 335 people on board was reportedly sailing from Germany’s Kiel to Lithuania’s Klaipeda when it was set ablaze on Tuesday after a blast rocked its engine room.
The vessel was sailing in international waters, some 135km from Kaliningrad, a Russian exclave between Poland and Lithuania.
There have been no reports of casualties so far. The passengers were reportedly moved to a safe place on the ship, but its engines were turned off and it is currently drifting and waiting for help.
MS ‘Regina Seaways’ belongs to Denmark-based company DFDS SEAWAYS and was built in 2010.