Fire Breaks Out On A Cruise Ship Docked In Sydney Harbour

A fire broke out on a cruise vessel in Sydney Harbour which was carrying 600 passengers.

Fire and Rescue NSW were reportedly called to the White Bay Cruise Terminal close to 8.10 am on Friday after reports of a fire breaking out on the Viking Orion vessel.

Viking Orion
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It is further understood the fire impacted a guest cabin of the vessel.

The blaze was reportedly extinguished at close to 8.40 am.

Paramedics were at the scene, and it was understood that no one had been injured in the incident.

The Viking Orion has a capacity for 930 passengers and was expected to arrive on Saturday in Melbourne.

Viking Cruises informed Daily Mail Australia that the fire would likely begin from an electric issue.

The fire was extinguished in minutes by the crew members, and there weren’t any injuries, a spokesperson informed.

Viking is looking into the incident, and initial reports suggest that the cause of the fire was likely electrical, probably resulting from a corded device.

Scheduled operations have continued. No disruptions to the current voyage are expected.

References: 2 GB Sydney, Mail Online

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