Fred. Olsen Cruise Line’s 28,551gt/1973 built Boudicca (above) was briefly left without power after fire broke out in her engine room on the morning of 25th January while the vessel was sailing off the coast of Casablanca, Morocco.The 784 passengers were alerted at 0400 and the incident was confined to the engine room and extinguished.


Although some cabins and public areas were left without electricity, power was restored to most of the ship, which continued under way running on two main engines and three auxiliary units. The ship’s master also confirmed that at no point were guests asked to don their lifejackets and gather at the muster stations as the situation was contained within the engine room by crew members.

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