Technical problems extend cruise liner’s stay in Killybegs

Technical problems extend cruise liner’s stay in Killybegs
A visiting cruise liner is extending its stay in Killybegs after the ship’s generator failed twice.

A visiting cruise liner is extending its stay in Killybegs after the ship’s generator failed twice.

MV Voyager left Portsmouth on May 25 on a Voyages of Discovery nine-day Celtic Treasures cruise.

While in Killybegs on Tuesday, two of the ship’s four generators failed twice, at 2.45pm and 6.30pm, according to a statement released by Voyages of Discovery.

Two of the ship’s generators are still working, giving the vessel enough power to ensure that guest facilities continue to operate as normal.

The ship remains in port, however, while specialist engineers investigate the problem. It is understood that it could be another day or two before the issue is resolved.

Captain Stuart Horner, director of fleet operators for parent company All Leisure Holidays, has flown to the ship to assist.

A spokeswoman for Voyages to Discovery said: “Additional shore excursions have been available to passengers during the extended stay in Killybegs and all passengers are being kept up to date with the situation.

“Voyages of Discovery has apologised to all passengers for these unusual and unforeseen circumstances which have arisen.

“The safe continuation of the cruise and the safety of all guests and crew are the highest priority for Voyages of Discovery, which wishes to ensure that at least one of the affected generators is working fully before any decisions are made regarding the continuation of the cruise.”