Brittany Ferries ferry fire, Bay of Biscay

Ferry PONT AVEN alerted MRCC Etel France reporting fire in engine room, 77 nm south of Pointe de Penmarch, Finistere, in Bay of Biscay. It happened on April 29.

Ferry with 766 passengers and 142 crew is en route from Plymouth UK to Santander Spain. Helicopter and SAR ship ABEILLE BOURBON were deployed to assist troubled ferry. The fire was extinguished, the ship is under way again.