Fire Damage To Ship Causes Closure Of Zeebrugge – Rosyth Freight Route

On Monday 16 April, a fire broke out in the engine room on board DFDS’ ro-ro FINLANDIA SEAWAYS, which connects Zeebrugge with Rosyth.

The ship was towed to DFDS’ terminal in Immingham, where the cargo on board has been discharged, and where DFDS had the opportunity to carry out an inspection of where the fire took place.

The ship will be out of service for several months for repairs. No suitable replacement ships are available. Because the route was already loss-making it has been decided to close the route.

The Zeebrugge – Rosyth route was first started in 2002 by Superfast Ferries.