Azamara Quest Fire, Azamura Cruises Fire near the Philippines – Saturday, March 30, 2012, Azamura Cruises, Azamara Quest caught fire while in transit from Hong Kong to Singapore. The Azamara Quest fire was in the engine room while an estimated 700 passengers were aboard.
Passengers on the 17-night cruise were called to their muster stations wearing their life jackets where they stayed assembled while the little cruise ship drifted at sea off the Philippines after losing propulsion .
The cruise ship then sailed after the fire to Sandakan, Malaysia where the cruise was canceled.
Several crew members aboard Quest suffered smoke inhalation during the fire.