Cruise ship sets on fire near Falkland Islands

The L'Boreal cruise ship, bound from Grave Cove to South Georgia, raised a fire alarm early on Wednesday morning while in the vicinity of Cape Dolphin, north of the Falkland Islands.

Port Stanley, Falkland islands.

Port Stanley, Falkland islands. Image by David Stanley / CC BY 2.0

The vessel is carrying 347 passengers and crew. The Falkland Islands Government Emergency Services are working swiftly, in collaboration with the British Forces South Atlantic Islands Emergency services and local vessel agents, to provide aid. HMS Clyde Royal Navy patrol vessel has changed it’s course to help with the evacuation operation. Read more:

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