A Fire Breaks Out On A Ferry Outside Stavanger, Norway

A fire broke out on a ferry on the Lisefjord outside the Norwegian port city of Stavanger, where rescuers evacuated 54 passengers and crew.

The 65-meter-long Eid tourist ferry boat quickly caught fire after 8 pm on Friday evening, August 17th, close to the famous tourist destination Pulpit Rock.

Nearby sailboats and motorboats helped to rescue passengers that were onboard, with a multihull boat taking close to twenty alone.

According to John Manmans, a duty officer at the Norwegian Rescue Service Command Center, Eid had engine failure caused by overheating.

The evacuated passengers were taken to the village of Oanes and were met with medical staff and the police.

No one has been reported as having serious injuries so far.

A Fire Breaks Out On A Ferry Outside Stavanger, Norway

As of 9 o’clock in the evening. The burning vessel was taken to the fjord by another ferry, MF Finna.

 

 

Source: Cruisemapper