Zenith Catches on Fire

August 18, 2009

Pullmantur’s Zenith suffered a fire while berthed in Stockholm, Sweden. The fire was minor but they haven’t been able to suppress the some from traveling through the corridors yet. ¬†Fortunately no fatalities but several reports of people suffering from smoke inhalation.

I have been able to track down several photos from various news outlets in Sweden.

All photos come from aftonbladet.se

I will be traveling back to school in Texas tomorrow so I will be busy backing and getting ready today. Unless something major happens, this will be it for a couple of days.

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Fire on Royal Princess

June 19, 2009

So I go to sleep and it was a slow day in the industry. I wake up to news that a cruise ship off of Egypt suffered a serious fire. Here is what I know so far:

  • Princess Cruises Royal Princess was cruising in the Mediterranean when a large fire broke out in her engine room.
  • It disabled her propulsion.
  • Passengers assembled at their muster stations.
  • NO abandon ship order was given.
  • Fire was successfully put out
  • Ship is anchored off of Port Said, Egypt awaiting permission to enter the port.
  • Damage and future cruises is unknown at this time.

As I hear more I will be sure to post.  Here is a photo of her from 2008300px-Royal_Princess[1]