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Alana33
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September 7, 2015 4:33 pm  

Alert / Warning Transportation - Waterway Emergency

...This is an ACTUAL WATERWAY EMERGENCY ALERT...

Issued By: VITEMA Affected Jurisdictions: St. John, St. Thomas, Water Island Counties

Headline: Boaters Advised to Avoid the WICO Dock Until Further Notice, Small Fire Reported Onboard Carnival Cruise Ship

A small fire erupted in the engine room onboard the Carnival Liberty which is currently docked at WICO, St. Thomas. The fire has been contained and no injuries have been reported.

WICO officials are asking boaters to avoid the dock until an all-clear is given.

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September 7, 2015 8:15 pm  

They evidently evacuated the ship and have not let anyone back aboard. Some pictures on Facebook including Ronnie setting up tents.


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September 7, 2015 8:45 pm  

Where on Facebook?


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Alana33
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September 7, 2015 9:22 pm  

Even a small engine room fire can cause a lot of damage.
At least, they are in port.

Any updates or Facebook link?


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September 7, 2015 9:34 pm  

Not from Facebook, but the ship is still at WICO docked.


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September 7, 2015 9:39 pm  

I saw Ronnies link and they were setting up tents and apparently food as Ronnie mentioned it was gone as fast as it appeared.
Looks like passengers may have to overnight here but whether they're allowed back on boat or may need other accommodations, guess we'll have to wait and see.


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September 8, 2015 12:33 am  

What?No Lee Carle reporting the 'beautiful orange and purple flames" like the night the Angelina Lauro burned.

http://www.ssmaritime.com/oranjefire.htm


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Alana33
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September 8, 2015 12:44 am  

Someone else mentioned that on Facebook.
In fact aside from the one Vitema notice and a mention on Facebook there hasn't been any other info that I've read or heard about what's happening with ship and passengers.
Maybe in tomorrow's newspapers?


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September 8, 2015 1:16 am  

The all clear to board has been issued according to Carnival's Facebook page. Whether the ship leaves tonight is up in the air.


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September 8, 2015 1:17 am  

They will not be leaving tonight

https://www.facebook.com/Carnival/posts/10153377197134584


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September 8, 2015 4:09 am  

Thanks sparty.

Here's article on STT Source.

http://stthomassource.com/content/news/local-news/2015/09/07/carnival-liberty-cruise-ship-suffers-fire-wico-dock


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