Blaze-hit cruise ship under tow

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Luxury cruise ship MS Deutschland, crippled yesterday after fire broke out in the engine room, is now being towed to Bergen, where engineers will assess the damage.
A spokesman for Peter Deilmann, the ship’s owner, said that the blaze was quickly brought under control, and that bulkhead doors prevented it from spreading to other parts of the ship.
Passengers evacuated from the vessel spent last night in the Quality Hotel, Eidfjord, just yards from where the ship was moored. Now, instead of sailing to Hamburg, they are being taken to Bergen and Oslo for flights home.
The ship’s next cruise, a voyage around Britain which would have called at London, Leith, Belfast, Liverpool, Holyhead, Milford Haven and Falmouth, has been cancelled.

By | 2010-05-24T11:29:52+00:00 24 May 2010|Cruise news|0 Comments

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