On Friday morning, July 1 there was a fire onboard the Black Watch cruise ship which is operated by Fred Olsen Cruises. The fire broke out in the morning in the ship’s Auxiliary Engine Room. Thankfully the ship’s crew acted quickly and extinguished the fire. No passengers or guests have been injured.
The fire has knocked out three Auxiliary Engines out of seven which do provide electrical power to the 28,600 vessel. Fred Olsen Cruise Line has stated that the four main engines have not been affected by the fire. Since the auxiliary engines were damaged the British based cruise line has managed to restore some power to the ship.
Black Watch lost auxiliary power this morning, this has now been restored but onward itinerary may be affected. – https://t.co/NIoM0VTjzj
— FOCL Media (@FOCLMedia) July 1, 2016