Fire breaks out on Viking Orion cruise ship docked in Sydney (NSW Australia)

   February 3, 2023 ,   Accidents

Due to a small cabin fire, around 850 people (~600 passengers plus ~250 crew) were evacuated from a Viking Ocean Cruises ship docked at White Bay Cruise Terminal in Sydney (NSW Australia).

The tourists were escorted off Viking Orion around 9 am NSW time (before 10 pm UTC) today.

The fire impacted one passenger stateroom and affected two more/adjacent cabins. It was suspected to have been caused by a faulty electrical device used in the cabin.

Nobody has been injured as a result of the fire.

Passengers were disembarked and transferred via buses to alternative accommodations.

Viking Orion cruise ship

In a statement, Viking said it did not expect the fire would impact the current voyage's itinerary.

For more Viking Orion incidents and accidents see the ship's CruiseMinus page.