Ferry Stena Spirit caught fire off Poland

ferry Stena SpiritThe ferry Stena Spirit caught fire at approach to Gdynia, Poland. The fire broke out on cars deck, which was quickly engulfed with thick smoke. The fire alarm was raised and all the passengers were evacuated from their cabins to the upper deck for safety reasons. The crew started firefighting and succeeded to extinguish the flames in several minutes. There is no report about in juries from the passengers, as ship operator ensured that there was no immediate danger for the people on board. The ship successfully docked at Gdynia and will be strictly inspected before return in operations. All the cars and people were safely disembarked to the ferry terminal.

The local authorities banned ferry Stena Spirit from scheduled sailings until completing survey and investigation. There is no report about water pollution.

The ferry Stena Spirit (IMO: 7907661) has overall length of 176.00 m, moulded beam of 30.00 m and maximum draft of 6.50 m. The deadweight of the vessel is 4,500 DWT and the gross tonnage is 39,193 GRT. During the accident, the ferry Stena Spirit was en route from Karslkrona, Sweden to Gdynia, Poland.