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Splendour of the Seas Fire October 22, 2015

Cruise Ship Fire Royal Caribbean Cruise Line's Splendour of the Seas Off Coast Greece

Splendour of the Seas Cruise Ship Fire October 22, 2015

Thursday October 22, 2015 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.

You can track Splendour of the Sea on our Live Cruise Ship Tracker for the cruise ship

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  • Further Reading
  • Marine Accident Report: Fire on Board Carnival Ecstasy Miami, Florida - July 20, 1998
  • Marine Accident Summary Engineroom Fire On Board Queen of the West - April 8, 2008
  • Marine Accident Brief Report: Fire on Board Nieuw Amsterdam Glacier Bay, Alaska - May 23, 2000
  • Burning Cold: The Cruise Ship Prinsendam and the Greatest Sea Rescue of all Time - October 4, 1980
  • Fire at Sea: The Mysterious Tragedy of the Morro Castle - September 8, 1934
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