Compagnie du Ponant Cruise Ship L’ Boreal has reported a fire at sea and put out a distress call with 347 passengers and crew aboard.
November 18, 2015 around 0201 local time, L’ Boreal cruise ship which is owned and operated by the French cruise line company Compagnie du Ponant reported a fire in the engine room and put out a distress call. The cruise ship had 347 passengers and crew aboard and is located near Cape Dolphin, north of the Falkland Islands.
Falkland Island Government (FIG) have responded along with British Forces South Atlantic Islands Emergency Services, and HMS Clyde has changed course in order to aid the evacuation operation.
Ninety passengers were air lifted from life rafts, the rest of the passengers and crew were rescued by another ship.