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L' Boreal cruise ship fire to North of the Falkland Islands

Wednesday, November 18th 2015 - 09:18 UTC
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HMS Clyde has changed course in order to aid the evacuation operation. HMS Clyde has changed course in order to aid the evacuation operation.

The Falkland Islands Government can confirm that a private cruise vessel has issued a distress call following a fire on-board..

The vessel was bound from Grave Cove to South Georgia with 347 passengers and crew aboard when the alarm was raised at 0201 local time, in the vicinity of Cape Dolphin to the north of the Falkland Islands.

 FIG Emergency Services are working swiftly and in close collaboration with local vessel agents and British Forces South Atlantic Islands Emergency Services, and HMS Clyde has changed course in order to aid the evacuation operation.

Further information will be circulated as the situation progresses.

For further information, please contact the PR & Media Office on  (500) 27400 or 51771.

Categories: Tourism, Falkland Islands.

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  • golfcronie

    Argentina is sending their pride of the fleet “ Libertad ” and private motor cruisers in fact anything that can stay afloat for more than ten minutes. LOL

    Nov 18th, 2015 - 12:53 pm 0
  • Islander1

    All passengers safely rescued and taken ashore by Search and Rescue Helicopters and others, some taken from lifeboats onto HMS Cyde. Small firefighting crew still aboard with R.Navy assistance and 2 large Oil rig Support Tugs now on scene with powerfull water pump and fire fighting facilities.
    Sister Line French Cruise ship due shortly to assist transferring passengers from HMS Clyde to Stanley.

    Nov 18th, 2015 - 02:25 pm 0
  • womble

    Your Comment#1 is there really any need to mention neighbouring countries? Time to move on and realise things happen in the South Atlantic without reference to neighbours. Well done to all those involved in the rescue.

    Nov 18th, 2015 - 02:50 pm 0
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