Ferry disabled in Humber Estuary following engine room fire

Pride of Hull (Photo: MarineTraffic.com/FBN Raiger)

A Ro-Pax vessel operated by P&O Ferries became disabled in the Humber Estuary after a fire broke out in its engine room on Tuesday, October 20.

Pride of Hull was sailing from Hull to Rotterdam with 264 passengers and crew when the blaze ignited shortly before 21:00 local time on Tuesday, causing the vessel to lose power.

P&O Ferries said in a statement that the crew were able to successfully extinguish the fire and that no one on board had suffered any injuries from the incident.

Two tugs and an RNLI lifeboat were soon after despatched to render assistance. The responding vessels remained with the ferry as its crew dropped anchor and awaited clearance to return to port in Hull to undergo a damage assessment.

Pride of Hull‘s AIS track as of the late evening of Wednesday, October 21, showed that it has already returned to Hull.

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