Fire in main galley of passenger cruise ship Edinburgh Castle

Location: Off Cape Carvoeir, Portugal.

Accident Investigation Report: Edinburgh Castle

Investigation report into marine accident including what happened, safety lessons and recommendations made:

edinburgh castle fire.pdf (1,165.48 kb)


On 21 August 1998 cruise ship Edinburgh Castle was west of Cape Carvoeir, Portugal. Overheating and ignition of cooking fat in a deep fat fryer caused a fire to break out in the main galley.

Published: 1999.

Published 23 January 2015