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Carnival Liberty engine room fire St Thomas
      #1662391 - 09/07/15 05:12 PM (204.11.157.92)

The Carnival Liberty had a fire in the engine room earlier today while at the dock in St Thomas. Word is that no one was hurt and the fire was put out quickly, but all aboard were evacuated. Crew and passengers were seen in Havensight holding onto their life jackets. There is some live info on Cruise Critic. The ship was supposed to sail at 5 but they are still all ashore. Ronnie Lockhart, of Crystal Palace fame, set up tents at the dock for passengers and crew to get out of the sun. (He has a business called Herbie's Big Top for tent rental.)

I meant this for Afloat...Oops

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Re: Carnival Liberty engine room fire St Thomas [Re: Nutmeg]
      #1662430 - 09/07/15 10:45 PM (72.63.215.95)

Hi Nutmeg, looks like it's in Afloat now! Any update?

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Re: Carnival Liberty engine room fire St Thomas [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1662434 - 09/08/15 06:10 AM (65.13.175.190)

Seems like lots of fires lately on Cruise Ships. Fortunately, most have occurred while the Ships are docked, and the Passengers are either already ashore, or able to get ashore.
I seem to remember a similar incident happened on a ship while in SXM about 6 months ago and they had to stay an extra day in Port.


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Re: Carnival Liberty engine room fire St Thomas [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1662439 - 09/08/15 07:12 AM (204.11.157.92)

Here is an article from The Source. Ronnie said they were going to have to tow it off the dock because they have two ships coming in this morning. I haven't heard if it is gone yet.

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Re: Carnival Liberty engine room fire St Thomas [Re: Nutmeg]
      #1662445 - 09/08/15 07:51 AM (204.11.152.153)

They just moved it up in the corner on the WICO dock. Flights to the states went up $200 over night.

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Re: Carnival Liberty engine room fire St Thomas [Re: CaptainJay]
      #1662487 - 09/08/15 11:55 AM (71.101.34.91)

According to Cruise Critic, the passengers have been told they will have a port day in STT today, while the ship is being inspected, as to whether they can sail. They have been told to be back onboard by 4 PM, at which time the captain will update them as to whether and when the cruise will continue.

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Re: Carnival Liberty engine room fire St Thomas [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1662544 - 09/08/15 05:39 PM (204.11.157.92)

Now it seems they are trying to get them back to San Juan, but if the Coast Guard won't release the ship, they are going to fly them to Miami...

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Re: Carnival Liberty engine room fire St Thomas [Re: Nutmeg]
      #1662607 - 09/09/15 07:34 AM (204.11.157.92)

Now I hear they are arranging charter flights out today. And probably tomorrow. 3000 people is a lot for our little airport.

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Re: Carnival Liberty engine room fire St Thomas [Re: Nutmeg]
      #1662609 - 09/09/15 08:06 AM (72.63.215.95)

That is going to be a lot of planes and a lot of luggage. Would not want to be flying out of STT the next two days.

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Re: Carnival Liberty engine room fire St Thomas [Re: Eric_Hill]
      #1662618 - 09/09/15 09:24 AM (71.101.34.91)

Actually, when that happened in St. Maarten, they chartered flights to get all the passengers home. I wonder if they are going to do a pre-clearance or something, so they all don't have to go through C & I at the airport.

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