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Splendour of the Seas

Splendour of the Seas

Splendour of the Seas
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The 264 meter long, 5200 dwt passenger cruise ship Splendour of the Seas caught fire while in the Ionian Sea near Argostoli, Greece. The fire started in the vessel’s engine room sending thick smoke into some of the cabins. Passengers stated the vessel smelt of burnt plastic and rubber, but the fire was contained to the engine room and was quickly extinguished.  Twenty persons on board were treated for smoke inhalation.  The fire damaged one of the vessel’s engines, but the vessel is able to proceed with its other engine. Due to the damage by the fire, the Splendour of the Seas diverted to Venice. No reports of pollution released.