Engine room fire breaks out on NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line's ship Norwegian Escape

   May 14, 2022 ,   Accidents

A small fire broke out in the engine room on the NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line's ship Norwegian Escape Thursday morning, May 12, after the ship departed from Civitavecchia-Rome on a 10-day roundtrip to the Greek Isles.

Code Bravo was sounded on the PA system of the vessel and the firefighting teams were dispatched to the affected area. 

The accident was localized in compartments 16 & 17, on service deck 2.

None of the crew or passenger areas has been affected.

During the accident Norwegian Escape reduced her speed because of technical reasons and therefore the next port of call, Santorini (Thira Greece), had to be canceled.

Norwegian Escape cruise ship

There was an announcement by the ship's captain informing passengers sailing aboard NCL Norwegian Escape, saying that the accident was in a technical area in one of the engine spaces and the situation was under control. 

”Please rest assured that the situation is under control and all our crew is in their positions and addressing the situation. The incident is localized in compartments 16 and 17 on deck 2, and we will give you further updates so you can continue with normal routines.

"The ship is sailing with reduced speed so we can complete our assessment of the affected area and the ship will resume its original speed and proceed on our course.”

For more Norwegian Escape incidents and accidents see the ship's CruiseMinus page.