It was reported that today, March 30, 2012, a fire broke out aboard the cruise ship Azamara Quest. It’s reported that the fire happened at approximately 8:19 p.m. on Friday.
Azamara Club Cruises, who operates the Azamara Quest, issued a statement saying: “On Friday, March 30, at approximately 8:19 p.m. ship time, Azamara Quest experienced a fire in the engine room. The fire was contained to the engine room and was quickly extinguished.”
It is reported that there were no injuries to any passengers but unfortunately, five crew members were injured. The captain mustered all the guests at their assembly stations and it was reported that the cruise ship was operating on generator power until full power could be restored to the engine room. This meant that for about 24 hours the ship was left adrift in the Philippine waters. Luckily, the waters were relatively calm, not subjecting the passengers to the rough conditions at sea.