A Norwegian cruise ship that caught fire on the Norwegian coast this week has raised the question of why the captain never told crew to evacuate the vessel and to call for help.
A Norwegian cruise line said the ship was in an unsafe area when it caught fire in the waters off the Norwegian islands of Stavanger and Stavina.
The ship had a fire engine on board and had been carrying people for a few hours when it stopped.
A fire truck was seen on the vessel’s deck, but no one was on board when the fire started.
Norwegian Cruise Line said the fire occurred during the night on Wednesday and was under control by Thursday morning.
“The fire started on the deck and was extinguished quickly, with no loss of life,” the company said in a statement.
“A crew member was taken to hospital to treat the fire and is currently in stable condition.
In October, a Norwegian cruise liner crashed on the Atlantic coast of Ireland killing at least 29 people, including 14 crew members, according to the Irish Independent.”
We regret the inconvenience caused and are working to provide the safety and comfort of our passengers and crew.”
In October, a Norwegian cruise liner crashed on the Atlantic coast of Ireland killing at least 29 people, including 14 crew members, according to the Irish Independent.
The accident, in which passengers died and crew members were badly injured, sparked outrage around the world, with the Irish prime minister calling for the cruise line to be scrapped and an international inquiry launched.
In a statement on Thursday, Norwegian Cruise Line defended the safety of the vessel, which is one of the company’s largest cruise lines.
“We will continue to work closely with the authorities to ensure that this incident is fully investigated and that any actions taken are consistent with the best standards of maritime safety,” the statement read.