Burning in the Baltic sea Lithuanian ferry drifts

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Burning in the Lithuanian Baltic sea a passenger ferry drifts, comes the rescue operation, told RIA Novosti the head of the Kaliningrad marine rescue coordination center Andrey Permyakov.

A source in the emergency services of the Kaliningrad region earlier told RIA Novosti that the explosion a fire occurred on a passenger boat under the flag of Lithuania in international waters in the 135 kilometers from Kaliningrad.

«Rescue operation is underway, it is Lithuanian ferry, 335 people on it, there was an explosion in the engine room, the fire is extinguished. A ship without a course is adrift to the scene of the accident, focus other vessels,» said Perm.