The Azamara Quest Cruise Ship is adrift off the Philippines after suffering engine failure caused by a fire on Friday. Thankfully there are only a handful of injuries; five brave crew members who were attending to stop the blaze. On-board there were 590 passengers and 411 crew.
Power for air conditioning; water and in the kitchens has been started as one of Azamara Quests engines has been restarted however there still is a lack of propulsion.
The current cruise has been cancelled and as of yet no news is available with regard to the next cruise and how the current passengers will be getting home; there are 60 Brits on-board.
The Azamara Quest Cruise Ship is adrift some 75 nautical miles south-west off the Philippines’ Tubbataha Reef and two coast guard ships are expected to arrive at the scene during the day. This is the third major incident involving cruise ships this year.