Fire Breaks Out on P&O Cruises Aurora

By ,   September 22, 2017 ,   Accidents

The luxury P&O Cruises ship Aurora, which is based in Southampton, drifted for nearly an hour after a fire took hold of the engine room Wednesday morning, September 20.

The vessel was in the mid-Atlantic sailing for the Azores when the fire caused it lose electricity and propulsion. Eventually the fire was extinguished after burning for nearly an hour.

P&O Cruises Aurora

Aurora, which on August 27 left Southampton on a Canada & US tour with around 2,000 travellers, is now using emergency generators.

The ship is due to dock in Southampton UK on September 26.

For reports on other cruise ship accidents see at CruiseMinus.com