The ferry Koegelwieck suffered a fire in its engine room on Wednesday evening as it was on its way to Dutch Wadden Island Terschelling. There were 99 people on board, no one was injured. Shortly before 7.00 pm, the boat safely moored in the port of Terschelling and the passengers disembarked, reports the Coast Guard.
Several boats, including one of the the Royal Netherlands Sea Rescue Institution (KNRM), were sent to assist the ferry Koegelwieck. That turned out not to be necessary. The ship was able to enter the port under its own power.
Once in port, the fire was extinguished, but firefighters boarded the vessel to damp down the remaining hotspots. The cause of the fire is unknown. The Koegelwieck is a ship of Rederij Doeksen and is used for the fast service between Harlingen, Terschelling and Vlieland.
Aan boord van sneldienst #Koegelwieck is vanavond tijdens de laatste dienstreis naar #Terschelling kort #brand in de machinekamer geweest. Het schip kon op eigen kracht de haven bereiken. Alle passagiers hebben het schip daar rustig verlaten.
(credits foto's: Sytse Schoustra) pic.twitter.com/15TMZPlZtw
— Rederij Doeksen (@rederijdoeksen) April 21, 2021
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