Ferry on Fire in Baltic Sea

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Three hundred people are stranded in the Baltic Sea after an explosion caused a fire on a ferry off the coast the Russian city of Kaliningrad. Russian and Lithuanian rescuers have already been mobilized for the rescue operation.
Passengers aboard burning ferry moved to a safe place on the ship

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.

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