STENA BRITANNICA fire, English Canal

Fire erupted on a lower cargo deck of ferry STENA BRITANNICA early in the morning Jan 17, while ferry was approaching Harwich en route from Hoek van Holland. Fire started in one of the trucks and spread to other trucks. The ship according to AIS, made a wide circle. According to STENA statement, fire was extinguished or isolated by crew, ferry reached Harwich, where passengers disembarked, while firefighters went aboard. Together with crew, they extinguished fire by 0700 LT, by 1015 LT all vehicles affected by fire were taken off ferry.
Passenger ro-ro ship STENA BRITANNICA, IMO 9419175, GT 64039, built 2010, flag UK.



My name is Nikolay Torkin, I’m Merchant Marine Master, presently in command of feeder container ship trading in South East Asia. My family lives in Prague, Czech Republic. Mikhail provides me with daily accidents reports, I send him information with regards to accidents and container ships.