Passengers mustered after cruise ship fire

Passengers mustered after cruise ship fire

Passengers were called to muster stations after a fire broke out on an Azamara Club Cruises ship in Asia today.

The blaze in the engine room on Azamara Quest was put out and there were no reported injuries to passengers.

The 716-passenger ship, on a 17-night cruise from Hong Kong to Singapore which departed on Monday, is running on back up power.

The vessel is currently between Manila in the Philippines and Borneo.

A company statement said: “On Friday, March 30, at approximately 8.19pm ship time, Azamara Quest experienced a fire in the engine room. The fire was contained to the engine room and was quickly extinguished.

“There were no injuries of guests reported and the atmosphere aboard is calm. However, in an abundance of caution, the captain initially mustered all guests at their assembly stations.

“The ship is currently running on generator power until full power can be restored to the engine room.”


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