Crown Seaways ferry accidents and incidents

Crown Seaways ferry cruise ship

Former names
Crown of Scandinavia, Thomas Mann, Frans Kockum

Length (LOA)
172 m / 564 ft

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  • fire - 2014 (engine room explosion)

Previously, the vessel was operated under the names Frans Kockum (1991-1992), Thomas Mann (1992-1994), Crown of Scandinavia (1994-2003) and Crown Seaways (since 2003).

27 April 2014Fire Accident

On April 27, 2014, while navigating in Baltic Sea - between Copenhagen Denmark and Oslo Norway, near Anholt Island Denmark), the ship experienced engine failure. The incident occurred at ~9:30 pm, starting with a loud bang (crank explosion) followed by a shudder and thick smoke. The ferry managed to continue on its own power towards Oslo, where urgent repairs were made.

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