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Ferry sailing again
The "Stena Britannica" sailed from Harwich on Jan 17 at 6.35 p.m., bound for Schiedam. The Essex fire brigade has completed its environmental impact report and sent to Environment Agency and launched a level 2 investigation into cause of fire. The fire had been confirmed extinguished, no signs of any pollution or sheen. All decks were cleared of vehicles.
Fire on ferry soon contained
A fire broke out aboard the "Stena Britannica" on its way from Hoek van Holland to Harwich International Port in the morning of Jan 17, 2018. The fire started in a truck of a customer in the lowerhold (deck 1) of the vessel.The Essex County Fire and Rescue Service was called at 4.20 a.m. to the port in Parkeston Quay, after being alerted by the Coastguard that there was a fire aboard the ship which due to dock at Harwich at 5 a.m. The fire was found in a refrigerator lorry on a lower deck and had spread to a number of surrounding vehicles. As the fire was on a lower deck of the ship and in a confined space the area had become smoke logged and was difficult to access. The firefighters worked with the ship’s crew and the Port Authority to organise freight to be removed to allow access to tackle the fire. Once onboard firefighters began tackling the fire in sections and brought it under control quickly despite difficult conditions. The East of England Ambulance Service was called around 6.20 a.m and sent two rapid response vehicles, two specialist ambulance units (hazard area response teams) and an ambulance officer.The flames were put out by 7 a.m., but remained on board to ventilate the vessel and damp down hotspots. The fire was extinguished by crew and the vessel proceeded to Harwich where passengers disembarked. At 10.15 a.m. the vehicles involved were taken off the ship while firefighters continued to work at the scene. An investigation is set to get underway into the cause. While there was nothing to suggest it was suspicious, nothing has been ruled out at this stage. There were no reported injuries. Report with photos and video: http://www.harwichandmanningtreestandard.co.uk/news/15847385.Fire_breaks_out_on_ship_carrying_400_people_into_port/
Stena Britannica with new livery and scrubbers fitted after docking
During Stena Britannica’s docking period on Damen Shipyard in Rotterdam she was the first vessel in Stena Lines fleet to get a new updated livery with green waves complemented by the strapline “Connecting Europe for a Sustainable Future”. This is the new standard for Stena Lines ships livery and it will be implemented on the vessels in connection with planned dockings. In total 17 ships in Stena Lines fleet have a planned docking period during 2016 and 2017. During the docking period Stena Britannica also got scrubbers installed.Upload News