Fire in Splendour of the Seas


Engine Room Fire Contained on “Splendour of the Seas”


In the early hours of Thursday, 22nd, 2015, the Bahamas Flagged passenger ship “The  Splendour of the Seas” was on the fifth day of a seven-day cruise to Venice, when a fire broke out in one of its engine rooms, engulfing the ship in smoke. In two hours, the fire was contained.  One guest and 19 crew members were treated for smoke inhalation and released.  The 1996 built ship belongs to the Royal Caribbean fleet.

The ship set sail from Venice on October 17 and was sailing toward Argostoli, Greece when the incident occurred.  Consequently, the ship will bypass Argostoli and continue onward to Venice.  Earlier, another of Royal Caribbean’s fleet “Freedom of the Seas” is also known to have caught fire in Jamaica.

Quoting the press statement issued by the spokesperson of Royal Caribbean: “On October 22, 2015, as Splendour of the Seas was at sea in route to Argostoli, Greece, the ship experienced a fire in one of its two engine rooms.  The ship’s fire suppression system was activated, which contained and extinguished the fire.  However, in an abundance of caution, it was deemed necessary to evacuate some guests from their stateroom. “

Source: Cruise Law News