At DFDS we are very focused on educating our colleagues about safety on board all of our vessels and continuously train in how to handle incidents like fires on board. Luckily, it is not very often that the training is applied to real-life action, but this weekend a small fire broke out in a cabin on Princess Seaways.
“Fire on board a ship is something we always take extremely seriously as it can spread if we don’t control it right away. I am extremely proud to see how everyone cooperated from the bridge, including security guards and other crew, to take the right decisions and rapidly extinguish the fire. At the same time, they coordinated and made sure that there was an evacuation plan ready to activate if the fire spread. Thanks to our professional crew this incident did not turn into a serious accident,” says Thomas Mørk, VP of Technical Organisation.
No crew or guests were injured and the police were called to investigate as soon as the ship arrived in Ijmuiden. The police are still investigating.
February 7, 2018