Fred Olsen Forced to Cancel Black Watch Departure

By ,   July 5, 2016 ,   Accidents

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines was forced to cancel the next Black Watch cruise following a fire onboard the ship.

The vessel was due to depart from Tilbury on July 8 on a Norwegian fjords itinerary but the sailing had to be cancelled.

Black Watch

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Fred Olsen blamed “technical and operational issues” onboard for the cancellation. The line had to fly about 700 passengers home on special charter flights out of Madeira after a voyage in the Atlantic was shortened.

The fire damaged 3 of ship’s 7 auxiliary engines on Friday, July 1, affecting power onboard Black Watch.

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