World News – GB – P&O statement as Pride of Hull still stranded in Humber after fire


It is understood that 260 people remain on board this morning, more than 12 hours on

P&O Ferries released statement as Pride of Hull remains stranded in the Humber River hours after fire

The fire broke out in the engine room on Tuesday, losing engine power just off Immingham with 260 people on board

The fire broke out shortly after the ship left Hull at 8:30 a.m. on October 20 en route to Rotterdam

The ferry was supposed to arrive in the Dutch city at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, but as of 9:30 a.m. it is still located near Immingham

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Associated UK ports said last night there was « no need for an evacuation » and it is understood that the crew and passengers will remain on board this morning

P&O said that at no time were any passengers in danger and the fire was extinguished by the ship’s crew

As a precaution, the vessel will now return to the port of Hull and the damage to the engine room will be assessed, Associated British Ports confirmed

A spokesperson for P&O Ferries said: “Last night a fire was safely extinguished by the ship’s crew in one of the engine rooms of the Pride of Hull

« There were no injuries and no passengers were in danger As a precaution, the ship will return to the berth in Hull and the damage will be assessed today »

ABP said it would assist the return to port of the Pride of Hull as soon as possible: « ABP responded last night to a fire incident in the engine room of the ship P&O, the Pride of Hull

« We continue to liaise with and support the vessel and will help her return safely to the port of Hull as soon as possible »

MS Pride of Hull, P&O, Kingston upon Hull, Ferry, Humber, Immingham

News from the world – EN – Statement from P&O as Pride of Hull is still stuck in Humber after a fire



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