September 15th, 2011
06:06 AM ET

At least 3 hurt in cruise ship fire

Three crew members have been injured after an engine room fire on a Norwegian cruise ship, the operator said Thursday.

All 207 passengers aboard the ship, MS Nordlys, and some of the crew of 55 are now back on shore in Alesund in Norway, operator Hurtigruten said in a statement.

The local fire department is working to put out the fire, the operator said.

Two people were seriously injured and a dozen taken to the hospital, CNN affiliate TV2 reported.

The cruise ship was operating on a popular route from Bergen to Kirkenes when the fire broke out, forcing the vessel to stop at Alesund, according to the affiliate.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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  1. no thanks

    Reason 99,952 not to go on a cruise.

    September 15, 2011 at 6:45 am | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    LOL @ no thanks!

    September 15, 2011 at 7:19 am | Report abuse |
  3. justathought

    @ Banasy Just want you to know that I thought the story about the "bad potato in the restraunt" was so funny I emailed it to some freinds. I have a funny story too. I was delivering some canarys to a pet store and a young sales girl came along and saw the birds and o'ed a awed about them and asked what kind of birds they were, I replied, "You work in a pet store and you don't know what kind of birds these are?" "No," She said, "I've never seen that kind of bird before." "Well, OK." I said, "They are canaries." About that time a young male sales associate came up and he began o'ing a aweing about the birds and he too asked what kind of birds they were, and before I had the the chance to answer the girl spoke up and said to the guy, as though suprised, "You work in a pet store and you don't know what kind of birds these are?"

    September 15, 2011 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  4. Bimbo the Birthday Clown

    The Love Boat
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    Soon will be making another *cough* run

    *cough cough cough*
    The Love Boat **hack**
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    Promises some – HACK HACK RETCH

    September 15, 2011 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  5. bobcat2u


    I also meant to comment on your potato story. That was reeeealy funny. I have always loved dealing with servers like yourself. Sense of humor always made my dining more pleasurable.

    September 15, 2011 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  6. well?

    Honestly, people just crack me up....and that girl stole your thunder....lmao!

    Thanks! I used to have a blast, back in my serving and bartending days...and when I have a server who knows how to make work *fun*, that server is well-tipped!

    September 15, 2011 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
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    January 13, 2012 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  8. Cruises korea

    He or she cruises annually and is also an utter enthusiast but an extremely prudent consumer.

    January 15, 2012 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |