Ro-ro Britannia Seaways with military on board fighting fire in Norwegian waters
Ro-ro Britannia Seaways with military equipment and Norwegian soldiers on board caught fire in Norwegian sea off Floro at night Nov 16 13. Vessel is en route to Bergen from Harstad, northern Norway, fire reportedly is restricted to bow part only, in a bow thruster compartment and on the deck. Vessel is under own power, due to bad weather she changed her course and proceeded to Floro, to shelter from the storm and fight fire in calm waters. As of 0130 UTC Nov 17 vessel was already in sheltered waters some 3.5 nautical miles SW of Floro, proceeding at a reduced speed and escorted by two PSV tugs, Stril Polar and Normand Arctic, maybe going to anchorage. Reportedly, 32 people on board, crew and military personnel, are in no danger.