Sunday, June 02, 2013

Engine on Passanger Crusie fail in Killybegs.

Cruise ship visiting Killybegs has engine problems and the passengers had to be sent home:
"The 487 passengers aboard MV Voyager will today be taken back to Portsmouth, where the cruise started last Saturday. The Celtic Treasures cruise was due to leave Killybegs, in County Donegal, Ireland on Tuesday but remains there." 
http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/traffic-travel/travel-latest/500-passengers-stuck-after-ship-breaks-down-1-5146817
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A Similar Cruise Ship Berthed at Killybegs


 It sounds like some of the passengers weren't too enthralled about being stuck in Killybegs, or maybe it was because of the length of time they were there:
"She told The News: ‘We’ve been stuck here since Tuesday. Killybegs is a very small town, you can go round it in ten minutes."
I'm surprised the Cruise company didn't try and arrange some site-seeing tours as there's some great sightseeing around there.

Killybegs.ie has a list of all the cruise ships visting the port in 2013: