Fire in engine room
On Dec 21, 2019, at 9 a.m. a fire broka out in the engine room the 'Regina Baltica' off the coast of Santa Eulària, southeast of Ibiza. Salvamento Marítimo was alerted and dispatched the SAR ship 'Marta Mata' and a tug of the R-Sofía port to assist. An ambulance was sent to the port of Ibiza as a precaution to care for the 55 crew members if needed. The fire was controlled and extinguished very fast, no injuries were reported. The ferry was sailing without passengers from Denia to Ibiza to reinforce the local services due to bad weather. The operator Balearia has readjusted the operation with two other ships. The 'Sicilia' covers the route between Ibiza and Valencia, while the 'City of Mahón' was to connect Ibiza and Barcelona. Both departed with 1,5 hours delay each in the midday hours. The 'Regina Baltica' ship berthed in Valencia on Dec 23 at 9.15 a.m.
REGINA BALTICA,in drydock in Gibraltar
Due to continuing problems with the REGINA BALTICA, which is now in drydock in Gibraltar, Baleària advises that its sailings between Almeria and Melilla will not resume before 8 January.
Emergency docking at Harwich after legionella bacteria were found
Offshore wind farm workers have stopped taking showers and drinking water over fears they we re at risk of disease after legionella bacteria were found in water onboard the "Regina Baltica" which houses 100 men working on the Sherringham Shole wind farm. The ship made an emergency docking at Harwich International Port on May 2, 2012, to tackle the problem which stopped some passengers from eating and drinking tap water for three days. The "Regina Baltica" goes out to sea for three weeks at a time so engineers and labourers from across Europe can work on the wind farm near Norfolk. Employees claim they have been struggling with sickness and diarrhoea during the last two months of work and are worried about the latest revelation.Upload News