One of the crewmen was pulled to safety by fire crews. The other man lost consciousness and tragically died at the scene. It is unclear as to why the two men were inside this area of the 24,474-ton, 587-passenger ship.
The traditional British ship had been due to leave for its latest cruise, a 14-night Baltic cruise late Wednesday afternoon U.K. time. The cruise departure has been delayed; Saga did not have information tonight on when the cruise would set sail. In the meantime, passengers have boarded the ship.
Saga confirmed that a full investigation is underway and was unable to comment any further. Stay tuned for more.
--by Kelly Ranson, Associate Editor