Small fire on cruise ship, Southampton

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Oct 27, 2023 at 16:08 in Accidents by Mikhail Voytenko

Fire erupted on cruise ship IONA on Oct 21 in, as reported, central hub area, where, understood, vehicles for water activities are kept. It is said, that lithium battery of water scooter self-ignited, sparking a rather small fire. The ship was berthed at Southampton, fire was quickly extinguished by fire fighting system, and understood, passengers who were in atrium were evacuated, without leaving the ship. IONA left Southampton as scheduled, on Oct 21. On Oct 24 IONA was involved in SAR operation in North sea, after POLIESIE vs. VERITY tragedy.