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CBS News reported yesterday that the cruise ship Azamara Quest that is part of Miami, Florida-based Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. suffered an engine room fire. Smoke spread through the cruise ship quickly causing passengers to put on life vests and gather for roll call. Though many were fearful because of the recent Costa Concordia event when it became clear that the fire was quickly extinguished passengers began to party.

Passengers began to enjoy barbecues on the deck and free drinks. People didn’t complain and instead remained upbeat.

“It was unfortunate, but the crew was totally, utterly amazing, taking care of us, making sure we were safe, pulling double duty,” said passenger Krasnick.

fire-1568096It 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.

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