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I’ve received an email from Fred. Olsen about the recently-completed programme of refits to the whole of their fleet. All four of their ships – Black Watch, Boudicca, Braemar and Balmoral – have undergone quite lengthy dry docks in Germany during which they received significant refurbishment. It sounds as if most, if not all, cabins […]

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Back in January 2015 Fred Olsen’s Boudicca experienced a fire in her engine room. Thankfully no-one, either passengers or crew, was injured or hurt, and the fire was quickly brought under control. However Boudicca suffered some fire and water damage to an engine room, the cruise she was on was cancelled and passengers flown home. […]

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Back in January Fred. Olsen’s Boudicca suffered an engine room fire during a cruise, and I did a few posts about it. There were a couple of posts in the immediate aftermath – here and here – and then an account by a passenger who was on board during the event. Finally, I did a […]

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Fred Olsen’s Boudicca is entering dry dock today (18 November) for a refit. The refit will be done at the Lloyd Werft ship repair yard at Bremerhaven. The information I’ve got from Fred. Olsen is as follows: [The ship] will undergo various engineering works, general refurbishment and interior / exterior painting. During the dry dock, Boudicca will […]

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In a comment to the original post about the engine room fire on Boudicca I made this statement:- Boudicca is registered in Nassau, Bahamas. I believe that the Bahamas Maritime Authority uses the services of the UK’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch for accident investigation. Additionally, this cruise departed from a UK port and carried mainly […]

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I did some posts about the engine room fire that occurred on Fred Olsen’s Boudicca in January – you can find a couple of them here and here. Recently one of the passengers on the ship contacted me, initially in the form of a blog comment about it. I asked her if she could expand […]

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(Update 9 February: Yes, she was (just about). AIS shows her as leaving Southampton at 23:14 on 7 February. The last contact AIS had with her was shortly before 11:00 today when she was off the north-west tip of Spain on her passage to Funchal.) I mentioned in an earlier post that Fred Olsen had […]

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There’s been an update on the Fred Olsen cruises site to say that after arrival at Tenerife, the rest of that cruise has been cancelled. Passengers were flown back to the UK from Tenerife on the 29th of January (I believe). They will receive a refund for the full cost of the cruise, plus a […]

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Fred. Olsen Cruises have put the following bulletin on their website, to describe the current state of Boudicca and her itinerary for the rest of the cruise: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 880-guest ship Boudicca is sailing towards Tenerife in the Canary Islands, following a change to its 18-night D1502 ‘Cape Verde & the Canaries’ cruise, […]

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I’m sure many of my readers will already be aware of this, but there has been a fire in the engine room of Fred Olsen’s Boudicca. It seems she was drifting completely without power off the coast of Morocco for a while last night. The most recent details are that while the engines are still […]

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