All 512 POB Rescued from Burning Ferry.

I don’t usually talk about SAR cases but this is unusual. The Coast Guard and local agencies have managed to remove all 512 people on board a 561 foot passenger and vehicle ferry after it caught fire just of San Juan.

Caribbean Fantasy Fire San Juan Puerto Rico

Additional reports:

An interesting observation is that the ship apparently had slides similar to those on passenger aircraft that allowed personnel to go from an upper deck to the water. You can see one of these in the photo above.

7 thoughts on “All 512 POB Rescued from Burning Ferry.

  1. More from gCaptain.

    In part:
    “According to Coast Guard records, the Caribbean Fantasy was detained in Puerto Rico last October over three deficiencies related to the ship’s fire prevention and certificates. The description of the fire prevention deficiency reads:

    “The condition of the ship and its equipment shall be maintained to conform with the provisions of the present regulations to ensure that the ship in all respects will remain fit to proceed to sea without danger to the ship or persons onboard. In the engineering spaces, PSCO found deck plates slippery and surfaces coated with an oily layer. Oil was seeping form machinery and all bilge surfaces had a 1″ thick layer of oil; bilge pockets were full creating a fire hazard.”

  2. Pingback: Caribbean Fantasy Fire–NTBSB Report Summary | Chuck Hill's CG Blog

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