Engine Room Fire Aboard Cruise Ship Carnival Liberty

Investigation Details

What Happened

On September 7, 2015, about 1133 local time, a fire broke out in the engine room aboard cruise ship Carnival Liberty. At the time, the vessel was alongside the dock in the Port of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. The master ordered the passengers aboard the vessel to evacuate to the dock. The crew used the ship�s water mist- and carbon dioxide (CO2) firefighting systems to extinguish the fire. No one was injured, nor was any environmental damage reported. Fire damage to the ship was estimated at $1.725 million.

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