Cruise ship "Azamara Quest" with 600 passengers on board hove to off the coast of the Philippines after the fire. Reported March 31
"Azamara Quest" went to sea on Wednesday, March 28, from Manila, and was sent to the Malaysian port of Sandakan. A fire in the engine room there was a liner 29, according to other reports, on March 30. As a result, a crewman was slightly wounded. Steering was lost because the fire has damaged two engines. At the present time, "Azamara Quest" drifts in the Sulu Sea. The Philippine Coast Guard dispatched to the area of accident rescue ship. The owner of the distressed ship, the company Royal Caribbean Cruises, sent him to the lift.
A spokesman for the Russian Union of Travel Industry Irina Tyurina told RIA Novosti that on board the ship are two Russians. The couple bought a tour of "Koh Lanta Tour Voyage." "Azamara Quest" was built in 2007. Its seating capacity is about 700. The operator of the liner is a company Azamara Club Cruises, Norwegian-American-owned holding company Royal Caribbean Cruises. Since the beginning of 2012 there was already several serious accidents on cruise liners. Since January 14, off the coast of the Italian island of Giglio sank liner "Costa Concordia", resulting in 30 people were killed, two more remain unaccounted for.
Feb. 27 fire occurred in the engine compartment liner "Costa Allegra", who was in the Indian Ocean. Vessel taken in tow and a few days later it arrived in the Seychelles. On board the "Costa Allegra" were more than a thousand people, an incident no one was hurt.