Sea Rescue: FGS Hessen Helps Ferry from Klaipeda

October 2, 2018 (Google Translation) – In front of the Lithuanian port of Klaipeda, a ferry arrived on 2 October with 335 people in distress. The frigate “Hesse” of the German Navy had taken over the coordination of the rescue on site and was prepared for a possible evacuation.

On board the ferry “Regina Seaways” it came around 13 o’clock to strong smoke developments and thereby fire alarm was triggered. By radio, the frigate “Hesse” received the emergency call of the ferry and made immediately on the way to the scene of the accident. According to current knowledge none of the passengers and the crew members were injured.

The “Regina Seaways” is currently relocating to the port of Klaipeda, accompanied by the Lithuanian Navy. The frigate “Hessen” is also still on site and can help if needed at any time.