Fire broke out early this morning on board the Stena Nautica passenger and car
ferry, which was on its way from Grenaa in Denmark to Varberg in Sweden.
The Swedish rescue service says the alarm was raised shortly before 5 a.m.
while the ferry was some 10 nautical miles off Varberg. The fire is under
control and none of the 77 passengers and 40 crew have been hurt.
The Swedish newspaper expressen.se reports the fire broke out in a large
vehicle on the car deck.
“We have advised vessels nearby and helicopters and rescue personnel are on
their way,” Sweden’s Maritime Rescue Service Spokeswoman Annsofi Karlsson
tells the newspaper, adding that ferry personnel report the fire under
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