Two killed in engine room fire aboard Norwegian cruise ship

Mike Schuler
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September 15, 2011

Two people have been confirmed dead after an engine room fire broke out on the Norwegian cruise ship, MS Nordlys, while travelling offshore Norway.

All 207 passengers have been evacuated after the vessel was forced to stop in the city of Alesund, Norway.  Those killed are believed to be two of the 55 crew members onboard.  Nine others were injured according to a CNN report.

The MS Nordly is owned by Hurtigruten, which has a released brief statement confirming the safety of its passengers and set up a relatives hotline.  That info can be found HERE.

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