P&O Pride of Hull ferry with 260 people stranded in the River Humber

   October 22, 2020 ,   Accidents

A ferry that caught fire on sailing from Port Hull (England UK) to Holland is still stranded with a total of 260 people onboard in the River Humber, many hours after the vessel first lost power.

Associated British Ports (ABP) were called to the Humber after a fire broke out onboard the Pride of Hull cruiseferry shortly after setting sail to Rotterdam at 8.30 pm on Tuesday, October 20.

The engine lost power after flames engulfed the vessel's engine room, but all onboard have been reported as safe, despite staying overnight.

Pride of Hull ferry

The cruise ship is still stranded close to Immingham with coastguards deploying lifeboats to the area.

According to a spokesperson from ABP they had responded to an accident of a fire in the engine room on the P&O Ferries' vessel Pride of Hull and continued to liaise with and support the cruise ship and would be "assisting in her safe return to the Port of Hull as soon as possible.”