Cruise ship AURORA blackout, drift after engine room fire, Atlantic

Fire reported in engine room of cruise ship AURORA in the Atlantic during her trip from Bermuda to the Azores. According to AIS track, fire started at around 1300 UTC Sep 20, the ship was disabled and suffered a blackout. Fire said to be extinguished in an hour, according to passengers who posted their messages on Cruise Critic
As of 1100 UTC Sep 21, AURORA was under way, steaming full speed towards the Azores. No other information available. No press-release on P&O Cruises website, and no official statement yet.
Cruise ship AURORA, IMO 9169524, GT 76152, built 2000, flag Bermuda, operator P&O cruises, capacity 1878 passengers, crew 850.



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