A firefighting vessel tries to extinguish a fire on the ferry Lisco Gloria after it caught fire while sailing in the Baltic Sea. The maritime emergencies centre in Cuxhaven reported that an explosion apparently occurred on the Lisco Gloria at about midnight. The Lithuanian-flagged ferry had more than 200 people onboard and was travelling from the German port of Kiel to Klaipeda, Lithuania. German authorities confirmed that all passengers and crew members were rescued. Photo: AP
A firefighting vessel tries to extinguish a fire on the ferry Lisco Gloria after it caught fire while sailing in the Baltic Sea. The maritime emergencies centre in Cuxhaven reported that an explosion apparently occurred on the Lisco Gloria at about midnight. The Lithuanian-flagged ferry had more than 200 people onboard and was travelling from the German port of Kiel to Klaipeda, Lithuania. German authorities confirmed that all passengers and crew members were rescued. Photo: AP
Rescue helicopters fly above the smoldering Lisco Gloria after it caught fire while it was sailing in the Baltic Sea. The maritime emergencies centre in Cuxhaven said that an explosion apparently occurred on the ferry at about midnight. The Lithuanian-flagged ferry had more than 200 people onboard and was travelling from the German port of Kiel to Klaipeda, Lithuania. German authorities reported that all passengers and crew members were rescued. Photo: AP
Rescue helicopters fly above the smoldering Lisco Gloria after it caught fire while it was sailing in the Baltic Sea. The maritime emergencies centre in Cuxhaven said that an explosion apparently occurred on the ferry at about midnight. The Lithuanian-flagged ferry had more than 200 people onboard and was travelling from the German port of Kiel to Klaipeda, Lithuania. German authorities reported that all passengers and crew members were rescued. Photo: AP
Firefighting vessels try to extinguish a fire on the ferry Lisco Gloria after it caught fire while sailing in the Baltic Sea. The maritime emergencies centre in Cuxhaven reported that an explosion apparently occurred on the Lisco Gloria at about midnight. The Lithuanian-flagged ferry had more than 200 people onboard and was travelling from the German port of Kiel to Klaipeda, Lithuania. German authorities confirmed that all passengers and crew members were rescued. Photo: AP
Firefighting vessels try to extinguish a fire on the ferry Lisco Gloria after it caught fire while sailing in the Baltic Sea. The maritime emergencies centre in Cuxhaven reported that an explosion apparently occurred on the Lisco Gloria at about midnight. The Lithuanian-flagged ferry had more than 200 people onboard and was travelling from the German port of Kiel to Klaipeda, Lithuania. German authorities confirmed that all passengers and crew members were rescued. Photo: AP
This is what was left of the ferry Lisco Gloria after it caught fire while it was sailing in the Baltic Sea. The maritime emergencies centre in Cuxhaven said that an explosion apparently occurred on the ferry at about midnight. The Lithuanian-flagged ferry had more than 200 people onboard and was travelling from the German port of Kiel to Klaipeda, Lithuania. German authorities reported that all passengers and crew members were rescued. Photo: AP
This is what was left of the ferry Lisco Gloria after it caught fire while it was sailing in the Baltic Sea. The maritime emergencies centre in Cuxhaven said that an explosion apparently occurred on the ferry at about midnight. The Lithuanian-flagged ferry had more than 200 people onboard and was travelling from the German port of Kiel to Klaipeda, Lithuania. German authorities reported that all passengers and crew members were rescued. Photo: AP
Firefighters try to extinguish the ferry Lisco Gloria after it caught fire while it was sailing in the Baltic Sea. The maritime emergencies centre in Cuxhaven said that an explosion apparently occurred on the ferry at about midnight. The Lithuanian-flagged ferry had more than 200 people onboard and was travelling from the German port of Kiel to Klaipeda, Lithuania. German authorities reported that all passengers and crew members were rescued. Photo: AP
Firefighters try to extinguish the ferry Lisco Gloria after it caught fire while it was sailing in the Baltic Sea. The maritime emergencies centre in Cuxhaven said that an explosion apparently occurred on the ferry at about midnight. The Lithuanian-flagged ferry had more than 200 people onboard and was travelling from the German port of Kiel to Klaipeda, Lithuania. German authorities reported that all passengers and crew members were rescued. Photo: AP
The ferry Lisco Gloria smolders after it caught fire while it was sailing in the Baltic Sea. The maritime emergencies centre in Cuxhaven said that an explosion apparently occurred on the ferry at about midnight. The Lithuanian-flagged ferry had more than 200 people onboard and was travelling from the German port of Kiel to Klaipeda, Lithuania. German authorities reported that all passengers and crew members were rescued. Photo: AP
The ferry Lisco Gloria smolders after it caught fire while it was sailing in the Baltic Sea. The maritime emergencies centre in Cuxhaven said that an explosion apparently occurred on the ferry at about midnight. The Lithuanian-flagged ferry had more than 200 people onboard and was travelling from the German port of Kiel to Klaipeda, Lithuania. German authorities reported that all passengers and crew members were rescued. Photo: AP
Firefighting vessels try to extinguish a fire on the ferry Lisco Gloria after it caught fire while sailing in the Baltic Sea. The maritime emergencies centre in Cuxhaven reported that an explosion apparently occurred on the Lisco Gloria at about midnight. The Lithuanian-flagged ferry had more than 200 people onboard and was travelling from the German port of Kiel to Klaipeda, Lithuania. German authorities confirmed that all passengers and crew members were rescued. Photo: AP
Firefighting vessels try to extinguish a fire on the ferry Lisco Gloria after it caught fire while sailing in the Baltic Sea. The maritime emergencies centre in Cuxhaven reported that an explosion apparently occurred on the Lisco Gloria at about midnight. The Lithuanian-flagged ferry had more than 200 people onboard and was travelling from the German port of Kiel to Klaipeda, Lithuania. German authorities confirmed that all passengers and crew members were rescued. Photo: AP
Firefighting vessels try to extinguish a fire on the ferry Lisco Gloria after it caught fire while sailing in the Baltic Sea. The maritime emergencies centre in Cuxhaven reported that an explosion apparently occurred on the Lisco Gloria at about midnight. The Lithuanian-flagged ferry had more than 200 people onboard and was travelling from the German port of Kiel to Klaipeda, Lithuania. German authorities confirmed that all passengers and crew members were rescued. Photo: AP
Firefighting vessels try to extinguish a fire on the ferry Lisco Gloria after it caught fire while sailing in the Baltic Sea. The maritime emergencies centre in Cuxhaven reported that an explosion apparently occurred on the Lisco Gloria at about midnight. The Lithuanian-flagged ferry had more than 200 people onboard and was travelling from the German port of Kiel to Klaipeda, Lithuania. German authorities confirmed that all passengers and crew members were rescued. Photo: AP
Firefighting vessels try to extinguish a fire on the ferry Lisco Gloria after it caught fire while sailing in the Baltic Sea. The maritime emergencies centre in Cuxhaven reported that an explosion apparently occurred on the Lisco Gloria at about midnight. The Lithuanian-flagged ferry had more than 200 people onboard and was travelling from the German port of Kiel to Klaipeda, Lithuania. German authorities confirmed that all passengers and crew members were rescued. Photo: AP
Firefighting vessels try to extinguish a fire on the ferry Lisco Gloria after it caught fire while sailing in the Baltic Sea. The maritime emergencies centre in Cuxhaven reported that an explosion apparently occurred on the Lisco Gloria at about midnight. The Lithuanian-flagged ferry had more than 200 people onboard and was travelling from the German port of Kiel to Klaipeda, Lithuania. German authorities confirmed that all passengers and crew members were rescued. Photo: AP
A firefighting vessel tries to extinguish a fire on the ferry Lisco Gloria after it caught fire while sailing in the Baltic Sea. The maritime emergencies centre in Cuxhaven reported that an explosion apparently occurred on the Lisco Gloria at about midnight. The Lithuanian-flagged ferry had more than 200 people onboard and was travelling from the German port of Kiel to Klaipeda, Lithuania. German authorities confirmed that all passengers and crew members were rescued. Photo: AP
A firefighting vessel tries to extinguish a fire on the ferry Lisco Gloria after it caught fire while sailing in the Baltic Sea. The maritime emergencies centre in Cuxhaven reported that an explosion apparently occurred on the Lisco Gloria at about midnight. The Lithuanian-flagged ferry had more than 200 people onboard and was travelling from the German port of Kiel to Klaipeda, Lithuania. German authorities confirmed that all passengers and crew members were rescued. Photo: AP

A ferry carrying around 240 people caught fire on the Baltic Sea, injuring 22 people. An explosion on the upper deck of the Lisco Gloria set the ship ablaze. It was not immediately clear what caused the explosion according to reports. The Lithuanian-flagged ferry was travelling from the German port of Kiel to Klaipeda, Lithuania. Six other ships rushed to the scene to help evacuate passengers and crew shortly after the accident.

Three people were taken to hospitals by helicopter and the others were being taken back to Germany on another ferry.