NTSB Cites Poor Safety Culture in Caribbean Fantasy Fire Investigation

"The Caribbean Fantasy had been detained 3 times in the years immediately before the fire, yet no red flags went up," commented NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt. The National Transportation Safety Board has determined that the fire aboard the roll-on/roll-off car and passenger ferry Caribbean Fantasy was caused by leaking fuel that contacted a hot surface in … [Read more...]

Caribbean Fantasy Response Downsized

U.S. authorities have downsized their response to the Caribbean Fantasy passenger ferry as the operation shifts from emergency response to long term management, the U.S. Coast Guard said Wednesday, one week after the ferry caught fire off Puerto Rico. The Caribbean Fantasy is currently moored at a pier in San Juan Harbor. The fire on board was extinguished last … [Read more...]

Fire Out Aboard Caribbean Fantasy Ferry in Puerto Rico [Damage Photos]

Update: NTSB determines probable cause of Caribbean Fantasy fire.  Firefighters in Puerto Rico were able to extinguish the fire aboard the passenger ferry Caribbean Fantasy on Saturday at a pier in San Juan Harbor, the U.S. Coast Guard has confirmed. The Caribbean Fantasy caught fire last Wednesday approximately 2 nautical miles north of San Juan Harbor in … [Read more...]

Caribbean Fantasy Fire Still Burning; Two Missing Pets Found Deceased

The U.S. Coast Guard continued its response Friday to the fire on board the 561-foot car and passenger Caribbean Fantasy which remains aground off Punta Salinas, Puerto Rico. Salvage and fire fighting teams were able to board ferry Friday morning to assess damage and stability of the vessel. The fire is reported to be still active and mostly contained to the ferry's … [Read more...]

Caribbean Fantasy Detained in 2015 Over Fire Prevention Violation

The Caribbean Fantasy which caught fire earlier this week off Puerto Rico was detained by the U.S. Coast Guard last October over three safety violations including one related to its fire prevention systems, Coast Guard records show. The Panama-flagged car and passenger ferry, managed by Baja Ferries SA, caught fire earlier this week while en route from Dominican Republic … [Read more...]