A massive rescue operation was underway off the coast of Sweden on Monday. Swedish maritime authorities reported that a car ferry with almost 300 individuals on board caught on fire.
Jonas Franzen, the spokesman associated with Swedish Maritime Administration, told AFP that there was a fire on the car’s deck. He added that seven vessels and three helicopters were immediately dispatched, and an evacuation of the vessel had started.
There were no immediate reports of injuries, and the cause of the fire was not yet known.
Another spokeswoman named Lisa Mjorning informed AFP that the fire was in control.
The vessel, the Stena Scandica, was located off the island of Gotska Sandon on Sweden’s southeastern coast.
References: NDTV, Alarabiya News