STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) _ A ferry en route from Germany to Norway with 1,167 passengers and 17 crew suffered a fire in the machine room and required assistance, the national news agency TT reported Thursday.

The Princess Ragnhild, which was traveling from Kiel, Germany, to Oslo, Norway, is owned by the Color Line.

The ship's location and condition were not given, but the coast guard said nearby ships were traveling to its rescue, TT reported.