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Cruise ship adrift with 600 Westerners onboard

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Cruise ship adrift with 600 Westerners onboard


A luxury cruise ship was adrift in Philippine waters on Saturday after a minor fire onboard.

The blaze disabled two engines on the Azamara Quest which was carrying around 600 mostly Western tourists on a trip which started in Manila on Wednesday.

Rescue vessels were dispatched to where the cruise ship, which is owned by Royal Carribean International, is located.

Officials said none of the passengers were injured but one crew member was given medical treatment onboard.

The ship was due to visit Malaysia and Indonesia.

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