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Old June 18th, 2009, 01:54 PM
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Default News: fire on Royal Princess right now - muster stations!

Just got a call from my brother aboard the Royal at Port Said, Egypt...

Smoke filling cabins, everyone at muster stations.

Hopefully nothing too serious.

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Old June 18th, 2009, 02:02 PM
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Just got a call from my brother aboard the Royal at Port Said, Egypt...

Smoke filling cabins, everyone at muster stations.

Hopefully nothing too serious.
OMG....please keep us informed.
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Old June 18th, 2009, 02:03 PM
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Thanks. Let us know if you hear moe.
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Old June 18th, 2009, 02:03 PM
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keep us updated show position as about 1/2 way between port said and alexandria at sea. hope everyone ok.
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Old June 18th, 2009, 02:10 PM
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Just got a call from my brother aboard the Royal at Port Said, Egypt... Smoke filling cabins, everyone at muster stations. Hopefully nothing too serious.
Thanks for the update. Please let us know if you hear anything else.

Last October, we were awakened at 1:55am while on the Prinsendam by the 7 long/1 short signal. We were not required to go to muster stations and the fire was put out quickly. It was the transformer in the cooler (industrial refrigerator) in the Lido that blew. It's not just cigarettes that can cause a fire while onboard a ship.
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Wow ! I hope it's not serious.
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Took a look at the bridge cam - looks like it is either dusk/dawn (not sure of the time over there) with lights showing in the distance. Hope everything is ok.
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Took a look at the bridge cam - looks like it is either dusk/dawn (not sure of the time over there) with lights showing in the distance. Hope everything is ok.
Time now is 9:19 PM. They are 7 hours ahead of EST.
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Old June 18th, 2009, 02:20 PM
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I should clarify that my brother didn't call me directly... just heard the news from our mother, whom he did call.

Will let you know if he calls her again.

Hopefully it's just one of those laundry room things.
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I should clarify that my brother didn't call me directly... just heard the news from our mother, whom he did call.

Will let you know if he calls her again.

Hopefully it's just one of those laundry room things.
Hope so. CNN hasn't picked it up which is a good sign.
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Old June 18th, 2009, 02:33 PM
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Been about 40 mins and he hasn't called back yet.

Would his phone be using the ship's local cell site? Would they turn it off?

Perhaps they just told everyone to stay off their phones.
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Hope it's contained quickly, will keep the news on for any reports. Let's hope this isn't as bad as it sounds.
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Been following the bridge cam and the time has stayed on 17:31 hopefully it will update. Good luck to your brother
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Been following the bridge cam and the time has stayed on 17:31 hopefully it will update. Good luck to your brother
Time should be showing 21:49, so the clock stopped at 10:30 our time.
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Default Statement from Princess

Just spoke to Princess, who sent me the official statement. It says:

"At approximately 8:10 pm local time, an engine room fire broke out aboard Royal Princess, as the ship was departing Port Said, Egypt. Fire teams have been deployed, and passengers have been mustered to their emergency stations. The ship is currently anchored off the coast of Port Said.

All passengers and crew are accounted for and there are no injuries. We will provide further information as it becomes available."

I'll let you know if we hear anything else. Good news is that it sounds like everyone is safe!
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Old June 18th, 2009, 02:56 PM
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Just spoke to Princess, who sent me the official statement. It says:

"At approximately 8:10 pm local time, an engine room fire broke out aboard Royal Princess, as the ship was departing Port Said, Egypt. Fire teams have been deployed, and passengers have been mustered to their emergency stations. The ship is currently anchored off the coast of Port Said.

All passengers and crew are accounted for and there are no injuries. We will provide further information as it becomes available."

I'll let you know if we hear anything else. Good news is that it sounds like everyone is safe!
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Old June 18th, 2009, 03:06 PM
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Marine traffic.com confirms this. Shows Royal approx 5 Miles N of P.S. 0 kns. speed
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Old June 18th, 2009, 03:06 PM
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Yes, thanks for the Princess statement.

Just heard that, according to my niece (my brother's daughter), the ship's crew had started prepping the lifeboats for more rapid deployment if needed.

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