Today (29 August), at 12:29 local time, a fire occurred on board the Stena Scandica. At the time, the vessel was en route from Port of Norvik in Sweden to Port of Ventspils in Latvia, carrying 241 passengers and 58 crew. There are no injuries reported. Firefighting efforts are underway.

The fire has been located to a reefer unit on a truck and the crew are currently working on extinguishing the fire using the extinguishing system onboard. All passengers have been cared for and are currently in an allocated area.

Swedish rescue authorities have been informed and is on its way to the vessel.

Stena says its focus is now to take care of the situation and to support passengers and crew. More information will be available as soon as possible.

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