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Cruise ship suffers blackout while in port in Abu Dhabi

by ASC Staff on Dec 23, 2016


The cruise ship Costa neoRiviera lost main power during a port call in Abu Dhabi due to a generator fault (Picture courtesy Cruise Arabia & Africa).
The cruise ship Costa neoRiviera lost main power during a port call in Abu Dhabi due to a generator fault (Picture courtesy Cruise Arabia & Africa).

Costa neoRiviera suffered loss of all electricity on-board during a port call in Abu Dhabi Wednesday, according to the cruise website Cruise Arabia & Africa.

The ship switched to emergency power for several hours during the afternoon after power was lost.

According to staff aboard the ship, who asked to remain anonymous, a fault with one of the ship’s aft generators caused the loss of power.

All essential onboard systems remained fully functional during the ‘blackout’ with some parts of the ship’s corridors and internal areas in darkness.

Costa neoRiviera sailed on time from Abu Dhabi at midnight, bound for Dubai, where she spent a night in port without further incident.


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