This morning we received an email from a reader of our blog:

"Saga Sapphire. Did you know it has broken down again today off the west coast of Scotland on its six day cruise around the uk. Been there since 1030hrs this morning 16 May." 

Saga released the following statement via Twitter:

"There was a small electrical fire in the engine room on the Saga Sapphire at 10am on 16th May. This was quickly and professionally dealt with by the crew. The ship is currently anchored, in fine weather, off the Isle of Mull whilst the damaged electrical panel is repaired and tested. Our priority is always to make sure our passengers and crew are safe and well."

The cruise ship knocked out the ship’s power supply. 

@eliseislost posted on Twitter: "my grandparents are stuck on a cruise ship because of an electrical fire off the coast of scotland amazing."

We have reported on lots of prior problems with this old ship. Read: More Problems for the Problem Prone Saga Sapphire – It’s a Smoker! 

Below is a photo of the Saga Sapphire from a cruise passenger we posted in August 2012.

Anyone with information regarding this latest problem please leave a comment below or join the discussion on our Facebook page.

Saga Sapphire