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Cruise ship 'carrying hundreds of Britons' forced to stop

A cruise ship believed to be carrying hundreds of Britons on a round-the-world trip has been forced to stop near the tip of South America after suffering mechanical problems, its owners said.

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Cruise ship 'carrying hundreds of Britons' forced to stop

A cruise ship believed to be carrying hundreds of Britons on a round-the-world trip has been forced to stop near the tip of South America after suffering mechanical problems, its owners said.

The Black Watch cruise ship. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The Black Watch, which set-sail from Southampton on January 14, has anchored off Chile while its steering gear is fixed, according to Fred Olsen Cruise Lines.

It is the latest incident to affect the voyage, with the company confirming a passenger died after falling overboard 70-miles off the coast of Brazil on January 30 as it made its way south through the Atlantic.

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