Last night at 22:13, a fire broke out in the engine room on board Finlandia Seaways on its voyage from Zeebrugge to Rosyth.
The crew quickly had the situation under control and the Humber rescue service was alerted and assisted the vessel.
Regrettably, a crew member who was in the engine room at the time of the incident, was injured and has been airlifted to a hospital in the UK for treatment. No-one else of the 19 Lithuanian crew members and four passengers (drivers) were injured. As the situation was under control, medical assistance from a nearby navy vessel was called off.
Finlandia Seaways is currently anchored off the British coast and we expect that the ship will be towed to Immingham where the cargo will be discharged.
We will inform you in more detail about the situation and when the service can be re-established as soon as we are able to assess the situation.
April 17, 2018