The year 2012 continues to have its share of cruise ship mishaps. Friday, while on its way back to its homeport of Port Everglades, Florida, Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas experienced a small, short-lived engine fire. There were no injuries as a result of the fire. It broke out around 7:45 PM according the the cruise line.
High-tech Fire Protection
Allure of the Seas, weighing in at 225,282 Tons and accommodating up to 6,360 Passengers, along with her sister ship Oasis of the Seas, is the largest cruise ship in the world. The ship was built with state-of-the-art features, which played a key role in this event. The ship's high fog system was immediately activated, which contained and extinguished the fire.
Allure of the Seas continued under its own power from St. Maarten and is expected to arrive in Fort Lauderdale on schedule Sunday. The ship sails 7-night Caribbean itineraries each week.
We are happy to hear the no crew or passengers were injured in the incident. There have been no reports of upcoming delays or cancellations in connection with the engine fire, but we will keep watch for any breaking news.