Posted September 20th, 2017, 10:43 AM
Fire in the engine room of the Aurora right now. All electricity gone and all passengers told to return to their cabins. Crew on full alert at their stations. We are mid Atlantic heading for the Azores but right now not moving apart from being tossed about by the swell.
Note in conjunction to the "Muster Stations" thread, that in this emergency passengers have not been sent to muster stations or promenade (boat deck). One would assume that the crew need unrestricted access down all passageways to fulfil their emergency roles and are not going to be serving in bars etc. Therefore passengers have been ordered to go to cabins. This allows the space crew need.
We now know the fire
is out and a technical recovery is now needed and presumably in progress with damage report and repairs being scheduled.
Should the situation needed escalation everyone in their own cabin would be ideally placed to collect life jacket out the wardrobe and move on to muster station if required.
Hope all goes well and you get back to happy cruising.
Ships cruised on
RMS Queen Elizabeth, SS France, Oronsay, Oceana, Vision of the Seas, Caribbean Princess, Aurora,
Queen Mary 2, Star Flyer, Star Clipper, Grand Princess, Queen Elizabeth, Azura, Ruby Princess, Ventura, Diamond Princess, Britannia, Emerald Princess, Navigator of the Seas, Queen Victoria