Zenith under tow after engine fire

By Vessels

Zenith  had problems with fire in the engine room. One of the engines of the vessel suffered damage according to information from the company Pullmantur. The fire was extinguished quickly, there are no reports for injured passengers.
People on board the passenger ship will be repatriated with the help of the company owner.

It is known that there are 1,672 passengers and 600 crew on board. 4 tugboats are helping Zenith to tow to Marghera , near Venice, Italy.

Passengers will be transferred by buses and planes will transport them to Barcelona and Madrid. The cruise company Pullmantur will refund cruise fares and reimburse passengers for costs to return to their home cities.

The cause for the fire is not known yet.

Name:        ZENITH
Country:     Malta
Type:         Passenger ship
IMO:          8918136
MMSI:        256561000
Size:         208 x 28
Draught:     7.7 m