Splendour of the Seas Fire, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line Off Greece Coast – October 22, 2015 Thursday, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s (RCCL) Splendour of the Seas was sailing on a 7-night Mediterranean from Italy when a fire started in one of the ship’s engine rooms.
A passenger aboard, Consumer advocate Clark Howard reported “We had a severe engine fire that lasted just under two hours,” Howard said in the voice recording. “We were adrift at sea for a good while, and now we’re moving on less than half power.”
The Royal Caribbean Blog reported, “Royal Caribbean’s Splendour of the seas experience a fire in one of its engine rooms early this morning, but luckily the incident was contained with minor injuries and no apparent damage to the ship. Fire was contained & extinguished, all systems are functioning.”
RCCL then posted an update:
“Royal Caribbean has decided to skip its scheduled stop at Argostoli and proceed to its next scheduled stop of Venice.
In addition, 1 guest and 19 crew members were treated for smoke inhalation and released. 1 crew member is still being treated.”
The 866-foot-long Splendour of the Seas has a capacity of 2,076 passengers in 902 staterooms and 720-750 crew members aboard.
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