Fred Olsen Cruise Ship Suffers Engine Room Fire Off Morocco

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Image: Fred Olsen Cruise Lines

The cruise ship Boudicca, owned by Fred Olsen Cruise Lines, suffered a fire in her engine room at around 4am this morning while sailing off the coast of Casablanca, Morocco.

Fred Olsen Cruises notes in a statement, the ship is now proceeding toward the Canary Islands and there have been no injuries. Besides a few cabins without power, “most services are operating normally” on board the ship, according to the ship owner.

“We are reviewing the itinerary and assessing the extent of the damage to the two main engines and electrical cables, and will make any repairs necessary at the next port of call. A revised itinerary will be advised in due course.”

Boudicca is on an 18-night ‘Cape Verde & the Canaries’ cruise, which departed from Southampton on 20 January 2015. The ship sailed from Cadiz, Spain on Saturday 24 January 2015, and was scheduled to arrive in Arrecife, Lanzarote tomorrow morning, Monday 26th January 2015.