Explosion on board Crown Seaways ferry, everyone safe

By Accidents

An engine failure have caused an explosion on board Crown Seaway, a ferry. The incident happened on Sunday at around 9:30 pm local time while the ferry was en route from Copenhagen to Oslo. It resulted in heavy smoke all over the vessel. There were no reports of injuries.

Gert Jakobsen, a spokesperson with the vessel's owner, DFDS Seaways, said the explosion had occurred in one of the four engines. Jakobsen added that the ferry usually sails using only three engines. Following the explosion on board, the passengers were advised to gather on one of the decks while the cause of the explosion was investigated by fire team. The ferry sailed with no motor for 20 minutes, then continued at normal speed. 

"Everything is under control and we will arrive in Oslo on time,” added Jakobsen.

The ferry arrived in Oslo on time, today at 9:45 AM, with all crew and passengers safe. 

Video of Crown Seaways leaving the port of Copenhagen before the incident:

Crown Seaways (IMO number 8917613 and MMSI 219592000) is a passenger vessel registered in Denmark. The 171-meter ferry was built in 1994 and is owned by DFDS Seaways. Current position of Crown Seeaways