Fire Onboard River Cruise Ship

It is now being reported that the river cruise ship, MS Gerard Schmitter operated by CroisiEurope, has suffered an electrical fire as it was sailing from Amsterdam to Strasborg, France.

CroisiEurope - The French Cruise Company - Riv...

CroisiEurope – The French Cruise Company – River Seine, Vernon (Photo credit: ell brown)

The ship was preparing to dock in Krefeld, Germany when heavy smoke was spotted spewing from the ship. The local fire department was quickly called in to extinguish the fire. All 154 guests and 34 crew members made it safely to shore, while only 2 people suffered minor injuries.

At this time, there is no word on the future of the current cruise it is sailing or any future sailings.

Stay tuned to this page for any new developments.

Header image: badische-zeitung.de

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Mike Faust is an avid world traveler, often found traversing city streets in Asia and Europe rather than his home city of Boca Raton. Mike has touched down in 39 countries, set sail on 35 cruises, and flown over 400,000 lifetime miles.