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A British-based P&O cruise ship has suffered from an engine fire and power outage while sailing towards the next port of call.

P&O Aurora which is operated by British-based P&O Cruises has suffered from a brief engine fire. As a result, the ship had a power outage and was adrift for some time. The engine fire broke out on Thursday at around 1:00 PM while the vessel was in the Atlantic Ocean.

A statement received from P&O Cruises:

Aurora suffered a temporary power failure yesterday which is being investigated. All guests and crew are safe and the ship immediately ran on back up generators. All services are running as normal on board.

Aurora is on a 30 night North America & Canada which departed Southampton on August 27, 2017 and is currently en route to the Azores. The ship is due to return to Southampton on September 26, 2017. The onward itinerary is unaffected.

No injuries have been reported and the ship’s crew extinguished the engine room fire not long after. Power was also restored and the ship is now operating as normal with no threat to crew or passenger safety.

P&O Aurora was sailing towards its scheduled call in Praia Da Vitoria, Azores in the Atlantic Ocean. The ship is then scheduled to arrive back at its home port of Southampton, UK on September 26. The cruise line isn’t expecting any impact on upcoming sailings.

P&O Aurora is a 76,000 gross ton cruise ship and can carry 1,870 passengers at double occupancy.

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