LIBERTY PASSENGERS FLOWN TO PUERTO RICO
Posted on 09/10/2015 | About Puerto Rico
Officials say Carnival Cruise Lines is flying 770 passengers to Puerto Rico after their ship caught in fire in the US Virgin Islands.
The president of the company that manages the dock where the ship is berthed says six chartered flights were headed Wednesday to Puerto Rico.
Joseph Boschulte of the West Indian Company said another 177 passengers were flown to Barbados on Tuesday. He said the cause of the fire has not been determined.
The fire occurred Monday in the engine room while the Carnival Liberty was docked in St. Thomas. No one was injured.
The cruise was on a seven-day Caribbean cruise with 3,346 guests and a crew of 1,150.