Fire on board M.V. Atlantic Vision

Brodie Thomas
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Two crew taken to hospital for smoke inhalation

The M.V. Atlantic Vision suffered a small fire while being put into drydock in Halifax on Oct. 27.

Atlantic Vision

Marine Atlantic spokesman Darrell Mercer said the fire started in the emergency generator compartment.

Crew quickly extinguished the fire. There were no passengers aboard at the time.

Two crewmembers were taken to hospital as a precaution with possible signs of smoke inhalation. They were seen by a doctor and released later that day.

Mr. Mercer said it is believed some residual oil in the compartment caught fire during the drydocking process.

“The fire had no impact on the refit schedule, which is estimated at four weeks,” said Mr. Mercer.

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  • gertie & Joseph Anderson
    November 02, 2012 - 09:58

    We travelled to NL. in Sept.2012.Went over to P.A.B. on the Blue Puttees and came back on the Atlantic Vision .I am not a boat person but I have to say we had a great trip .Had a cabin on the Blue Puttees and was quite comfortable .It is a bit expensive but you can't please everyone.

  • Foghorn Leghorn
    November 01, 2012 - 08:58

    @ Brenda - It would be a novel idea to bring them back however if you look at the following website it is almost unbelievable to look at where the ferries are now, in the scrap heap!

  • Deed
    October 31, 2012 - 22:27

    I agree David if I,m not mistaken wasn,t there already a fire board the Vision,there has been nothing but trouble with this boat.The last two years coming back from my vacation both times being delayed.Took someone else's garbage only to say look what we have.

  • David
    October 31, 2012 - 15:58

    I am waiting for the inevitable sinking of one of these ships for someone to finally wake up and pay attention to these floating death traps, and I just pray that no one drowns. We're stucjk with them now until they sink.

    • Brenda Harris
      November 01, 2012 - 00:53

      We travelled on both of those ferries this year and it was the most unpleasant trip we have ever had on the ferries to NL.Bring back the old ones, they are much more comfortable and you don,t feel so trapped in them as these sardine cans. It is so much better to fly but the cost is so high , we are trapped..Newfoundlanders can,t have a vacation with their families to the mainland, its so expensive on the ferries and the planes. But as usual we never get a break.Thank God we have a beautiful Province to see.