WATCH: Evacuation Of High End Luxury Cruise Ship In Italy

The Sea Dream I, a luxury cruise ship operated by SeaDream Yacht Club, suddenly caught fire Thursday with 166 people aboard while the ship was off the coast of Calabria, in southern Italy. The passengers and crew were quickly rescued by the Italian Coast Guard and transferred to the Siremar ferry "Vulcano Island" - reports the Italian media. The cause of … [Read more...]

Freedom of the Seas Hit By Fire in Jamaica

  A fire hit Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas Wednesday during on a seven-night cruise out of Cape Canaveral, Florida to the Caribbean.  Royal Caribbean International said in a statement that the fire broke in a mechanical area aboard the ship as it arrived in Falmouth, Jamaica. The ship's fire suppression system was immediately … [Read more...]

Newly-Renovated Costa Cruise Ship Suffers Fire

A Costa Cruises cruise ship suffered a fire earlier this week just days after completing a €22.5 million redesign. The fire was suffered onboard the 53,000-ton Costa neoClassica while underway in the Red Sea on December 23rd. The fire reportedly broke out in the funnel of the ship and was extinguished by the ship's crew. A statement from Costa Cruises obtained by the … [Read more...]

U.S. Coast Guard, NTSB Investigating Deadly Cruise Ship Fire

The U.S. Coast Guard has assembled a joint investigative team with the National Transportation Safety Board to investigate a deadly fire Thursday aboard Oceania Cruises 'Insignia' cruise ship in St. Lucia. As gCaptain reported previously, the fire broke out in the ship's engine room Thursday morning whiled berthed at Port Castries in St. Lucia. Three people, including two … [Read more...]

Three Killed in Engine Room Fire Aboard Luxury Cruise Ship

Update: U.S. Coast Guard, NTSB Investigating Deadly Fire Three people have died from injuries sustained in an engine room fire aboard an Oceania Cruises cruise ship. The fire broke out Thursday morning aboard the MS 'Insignia' while docked at Port Castries in St. Lucia. Initial reports said that three people were being treated at a local hospital. A statement from … [Read more...]