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According to the press secretary of the Rosmorreflot, Alexei Kravchenko, the crew of the Lithuanian ferry Regina Seaway, which was burning in the Baltic Sea, launched a diesel generator and aired the rooms.
“We started a diesel generator and air the premises, it means everything is not so bad. In addition, they are trying to start a single engine, ”he said.
According to the representative of Rosmorrechflot, the team sent a request for evacuation to Lithuania. “If there is a choice where to evacuate, then all the more not so bad,” he added.
Currently, ships and ships of different countries are going to the ferry. “Our border ship and Russian tugboat, as well as ships from Lithuania, Estonia and Sweden,” A. Kravchenko said. Estimated time of arrival of ships – 20.00 Moscow time.
As reported, a fire occurred in the engine room of the vessel. According to the head of the Kaliningrad Sea Rescue Coordination Center, Andrey Permyakov, the fire has been eliminated, no one was hurt.
Help for the injured ferry is provided by rescuers from Lithuania and Russia. On it were 335 people, of which the crew – 37. Passengers and part of the crew were evacuated.
The ferry route Klaipeda-Sweden drifts 40 nautical miles from Cape Taran. The rescue operation involved two tugboats and a Lithuanian helicopter, as well as ships of the border guard and the Baltic Fleet. Also, rescue helicopter EMERCOM was sent to the place of emergency.
Source: Maritime News of Russia