The fire, in the ship’s kitchen, was extinguished quickly and resulted in no injuries or damage to the ship, crew or passengers.
A Red Funnel spokesperson commented “Red Funnel can confirm there was a small fire in a galley oven onboard Red Osprey today (28 June). The incident happened as the 0900 hrs sailing from Southampton approached its berth at East Cowes. It was quickly extinguished by the ship’s crew and no injuries or damage to the vessel was sustained. All Red Funnel’s crews train repeatedly to handle incidents of this nature and this is evident from the professional response onboard.”