Posted on April 18, 2018 by Ashleigh Cowie

One crew member is in hospital after a fire on board ro-ro cargo ship, Finlandia Seaways late on Monday. 

The fire began in the engine room at around 22:13pm as the ship owned by DFDS was in transit from Zeebrugge to Rosyth. 

The seafarer in the engine room at the time had to be airlifted to hospital  for treatment. 

The other 19 Lithuanian crew members and four passengers are reported to have escaped without injury. 

The Lithuania-flagged Finlandia Seaways, built in 2000, is now at anchor off the British coast.

DFDS have said: 

“The crew quickly had the situation under control and the Humber rescue service was alerted and assisted the vessel,” the company added.

“As the situation was under control, medical assistance from a nearby navy vessel was called off.”

“We expect that the ship will be towed to Immingham where the cargo will be discharged,” DFDS said, adding it would provide more details when the service can be re-established as soon as they become available.

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