Britannia Seaways

Britannia Seaways is a ro-ro cargo ship operated by DFDS Seaways.

  • 2000 - 2011: Tor Britannia
  • 2011 - present: Britannia Seaways
Owner: DFDS A/S
Port of registry: Copenhagen, Denmark
Builder: Fincantieri
Yard number: 6022
Launched: 21 December 1998[1]
Completed: 2000
Status: In service
General characteristics
Type: Ro-ro cargo ship
Length: 197.82 m (649.02 ft)
Beam: 25.90 m (84.97 ft)
Draught: 7.50 m (24.61 ft)
Notes: [2][3]


On Saturday 16 November 2013, Britannia Seaways caught fire in the North Sea trapping 32 crew on board. Helicopters were despatched from Norway were unable to take the crew off of the ship due to bad weather conditions. The fire caught alight in a container on one of the upper decks and was extinguished 13 hours after it broke out. The ship was carrying military equipment to Norway for a military exercise and reached Bergen a few days later. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is unknown and under investigation.[4]


  1. "Britannia Seaways (9153032)". Miramar Ship Index. Retrieved 27 October 2019.
  2. "Britannia Seaways (9153032)". LR Class Direct. Lloyd's Register. Retrieved 23 October 2014.
  3. "Britannia Seaways (9153032)". Equasis. French Ministry for Transport. Retrieved 23 October 2014.
  4. "Fire Extinguished on 'Britannia Seaways' Cargo Ship Off Norway". World Maritime News. Retrieved 23 October 2014.
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