Monday, September 7, 2015

Carnival Liberty Caught Fire in St Thomas

Here is the latest news
CARNIVAL LIBERTY STATEMENT
 September 7, 2015 – 2:15 pm EDT

Earlier today, while the Carnival Liberty was docked in St. Thomas, there was a fire in the ship’s engine room. There were no reported injuries to guests or crew. All guests are ashore in St. Thomas. Crews are working to confirm the fire has been completely extinguished.

The cause of the fire has yet to be determined. Updates will be provided as additional information becomes available.

 Carnival Liberty is on the second day of a seven-day Caribbean cruise that departed San Juan yesterday.

[update]

CARNIVAL LIBERTY STATEMENT
September 7, 2015 – 9 pm EDT
 
...All guests remained ashore through this evening while the ship's technical systems were evaluated. Presently, all hotel services including air conditioning, elevators, toilets, galleys, etc. are fully functional. 
 
Crew was permitted to reboard at approximately 5:30 p.m. EDT to prepare for the anticipated embarkation of guests. At approximately 8 p.m. EDT the U.S. Coast Guard gave permission for guests to reboard.
 
Dinner is being served in the main dining rooms and Lido, and a variety of entertainment and activities are available.
 
A team of experts is in the process of conducting a deeper technical assessment of the affected engine room that is expected to be completed in the morning.  At this time it has not been determined when the ship will depart St. Thomas. 
 
We apologize to our guests for the inconvenience and appreciate their patience.

Source: John Heald