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Azamara Quest cruise ship fire: Power restored but rest of voyage now canceled

By on Apr 1, 2012 in Asia, Lifestyle, Travel Comments

Manila, Philippines – An Azamara Quest cruise ship was caught on fire on its engine room on Friday, March 30, 2012, and was quickly extinguished, with power now has been restored but the rest of voyage have been canceled.



Azamara Quest cruise ship file photo
Image Credit: AzamaraClubCruises.com

According to a press release by Azamara Club Cruises on its official website on Saturday, March 31, the fire on the cruise ship occurred on Friday at around 8:19 p.m. (ship time) while en route from Manila to Sandakan in Sabah, Malaysia.

As noted in the report, five unnamed crew members on board the ship suffered smoke inhalation during the fire and were treated in their medical facility, but one of them is more seriously injured and will immediately be brought to a hospital upon reaching Sandakan.

Based on a report at ABS-CBN also on Saturday, Lt. Commander Algier Ricafrente, spokesperson of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said that the cruise ship is carrying 590 passengers, mostly Europeans and American tourists, and 411 crew members; with none of the passengers was injured.

Meanwhile, Azamara Club Cruises said that the remaining trips of the said cruise ship have been canceled and Azamara President and CEO Larry Pimentel will go to Sandakan to meet personally with the ship crew and passengers.

“We encourage guests on the April 12, 2012, sailing of Azamara Quest to monitor this website on Monday, April 2 for an update on your voyage.” A statement reads on AzamaraClubCruises.com, referring to the canceled voyage.



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