It is being reported that P&O’s Ventura has lost power to its starboard propeller and is currently sailing at a reduced speed. The Ventura is currently sailing a transatlantic cruise which is expected to arrive in Southampton, it’s debarkation port, later this week. In order to arrive in Southampton on time, the Ventura will be forced to skip its call in Maderia on Tuesday.
P&O has publicly commented on the situation: “We are currently working with the manufacturers and shore support to identify and rectify an issue with the starboard propulsion motor on Ventura. We can assure everyone that power and services on the ship are unaffected.”
If any new information arises, I will update this article as needed. -Mike
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