Friday, March 30, 2012

Cruise News: Engine Room Fire Aboard Azamara Quest

12 noon ET
Today at approximately 8:19 p.m. ship time, Azamara Quest experienced a fire in the engine room. The fire was contained to the engine room and was quickly extinguished. There were no injuries of guests reported and the atmosphere aboard was calm. However, in an abundance of caution, the Captain initially mustered all guests at their assembly stations. The ship has run on generator power until full power can be restored to the engine room.

Azamara Quest is currently on a 17-night sailing that departed Hong Kong, China, on Monday, March 26, and includes port calls to Manila, Philippines; Sandakan (Sabah), Malaysia; Palapo (Sulawesi), Benoa (Bali), Semarang and Komodo, Indonesia and concludes in Singapore on Thursday, April 12.

6:00 p.m. ET
Azamara Quest engineers have restored power to one of the ship's engines. This additional power has permitted the ship to reestablish air conditioning, running water, plumbing, refrigeration, and food preparation on board for the comfort of the guests and crew. While the ship does not have propulsion capabilities at this time, it is in the process of being repaired.

The ship, still located 200 miles off the coast of Balikpapan (Borneo), Indonesia, in calm seas is currently running on emergency power until full power can be restored to the engine room.

Azamara Club Cruises will continue to closely monitor the situation on board Azamara Quest and provide updates as they occur.

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