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'Smouldering Socket' Triggers Alarm on P&O Cruise Ship

January 29, 2014
p&o-azura-cruise-ship A "smouldering domestic outlet socket" on a passenger deck triggered a crew alert onboard P&O Cruises' Azura, according to the line.

The alarm was raised yesterday, January 28, while the ship was in port on the Caribbean island of Dominica said a spokeswoman for the line, and most passengers were onshore at the time. Cruise Critic was initially alerted to the incident by a member who
posted on our forums about a potential fire.

P&O's spokeswoman said: "A technical electrical incident in a passenger area on Azura resulted in a crew alert yesterday afternoon. The incident was quickly resolved."

The 3,080-passenger Azura, one of the largest ships in the P&O fleet, left Barbados on January 24 on a 15-night cruise to Antigua. There was no change to the itinerary, according to P&O.

--by Jeannine Williamson, Cruise Critic Contributor



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