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Ferry in Baltic Sea still ablaze after explosion

 A firefighting vessel, top right, tries to extinguish a fire on the car ferry Lisco Gloria in the Baltic Sea, on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010. The maritime...
 Firefighting vessels work to extinguish a fire on the car ferry Lisco Gloria in the Baltic Sea, on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010. The maritime emergencies c...
 A firefighting vessel, bottom, tries to extinguish a fire on the car ferry Lisco Gloria in the Baltic Sea, on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010. The maritime em...
 Firefighting vessels trys to extinguish a fire on the car ferry Lisco Gloria in the Baltic Sea, on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010. The maritime emergencies c...
 A firefighting vessel tries to extinguish a fire on the car ferry Lisco Gloria in the Baltic Sea, on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010. The maritime emergencies...
 In this photo made available by the The German Maritime Search and Rescue Service: German Society for the Rescue of Shipwrecked showing a helicopter ...

Germany Ferry Fire

A firefighting vessel, top right, tries to extinguish a fire on the car ferry Lisco Gloria in the Baltic Sea, on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010. The maritime...

Germany Ferry Fire

Firefighting vessels work to extinguish a fire on the car ferry Lisco Gloria in the Baltic Sea, on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010. The maritime emergencies c...

Germany Ferry Fire

A firefighting vessel, bottom, tries to extinguish a fire on the car ferry Lisco Gloria in the Baltic Sea, on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010. The maritime em...

Germany Ferry Fire

Firefighting vessels trys to extinguish a fire on the car ferry Lisco Gloria in the Baltic Sea, on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010. The maritime emergencies c...

APTOPIX Germany Ferry Fire

A firefighting vessel tries to extinguish a fire on the car ferry Lisco Gloria in the Baltic Sea, on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010. The maritime emergencies...

Germany Ferry Fire

In this photo made available by the The German Maritime Search and Rescue Service: German Society for the Rescue of Shipwrecked showing a helicopter ...

An empty 650-foot ferry is still ablaze in the Baltic Sea after an explosion on its upper deck engulfed the vessel and forced the evacuation of almost 250 people aboard.
Germany maritime officials said Sunday the fire on the Lisco Gloria was still burning in the ferry's rear, but it appears to be slowly fading away.
Firefighting ships kept spraying the vessel with water throughout the night to keep it from breaking apart and spilling around 170 tons of fuel into the Baltic Sea off Denmark's coast.
Authorities say an accident triggered the explosion and the blaze on the Lithuanian-flagged ferry that was traveling from Germany to Lithuania on Saturday. All 249 people were rescued by other ships rushing to the scene, 28 people suffered injuries.


Updated : 2021-10-21 23:34 GMT+08:00