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Fire destroyed Lithuanian Ferry LISCO GLORIA

alphakitty

Deckhand
Wow..what a mess that is...very scary to see the results of a fire on board a ship at sea. Were passengers and crew all rescued?
 

Cruisefan

Deckhand
Yes, ll passenger and crew were thankfully rescued. German authorities report that 3 persons were treated with minor problems.
The official command center in charge for rescue operations "haveriekommando" has publish more impressive photos see here
Some people speculate that the ship could be rebuild, provided the hull and engine spaces have not suffered too much damage. personally I can't see this happening.
 

Neil

Deckhand
With the amount of heat generated on board by the fire I would think there is a good chance that parts of the hull has twisted which could prevent the ship being re-built.
 

Cruisefan

Deckhand
update:
4 experts are onboard the ferry now. they report that the entire engine paces are not affected at all by the fire, damage is basically in the superstructure.m she is slightly listing due to the water, which will be pumped out before she is moved to a port which has not been identified as yet. the fire started on a refrigerator truck whos refrigeration unit burned and a crewmember was trying to distinguish the fire with an extinguisher but failed. pax reported very professional behavior of crew during the evacuation. one 14 year old child however was locked in the cabin. he say a German SAR helicopter waved and the pilot happed to see the child. they lowered a man who managed to free the kid and hoist him to safety. insurance and class inspectors will inspectors the vessel when she is in port and decide if she will be rebuild or scrapped.
praise was also lavished on the master, who didn't waste time to alert rescue authorities.
a dramatic event with a happy ending.
 

Neil

Deckhand
Replacement Ferry

The Stena Ro Ro ferry ' Baltic Amber ' has been chartered to fill in for the fire damaged ferry.

She carries about the same number of vehicles and passengers as the Lisco Gloria.

Photo below -
21.10 baltic amber.jpg
 

Neil

Deckhand
Many thanks for the link

Ships in that state have been rebuilt in the past, as it is often cheaper than building a new ship.

It will be interesting to see what happens to this one.
 
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