Princess Chatter
September 22, 2019, 09:10:50 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: To join Princess Chatter send a request to princesscruiser@gmail.com.
 
   Home   Help Search Login Register  
Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Fire Devastates Princess Cays in the Bahamas  (Read 649 times)
Host Mike
Administrator
Commodore
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 8821



View Profile WWW
« on: January 29, 2019, 01:45:44 PM »

"The popular private cruise destination of Princess Cays in the Bahamas has been devasted by a major fire which broke out sometime after 11:00 PM on Monday. The full scope of the damage is not yet known but seems to be widespread."

https://www.cruisehive.com/fire-devastates-carnival-owned-princess-cays-in-the-bahamas/29087





Ed: Must credit www.CruiseJunkie.com for the heads up on the story.

« Last Edit: January 29, 2019, 02:12:46 PM by Host Mike » Logged
Host Mike
Administrator
Commodore
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 8821



View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2019, 01:59:31 PM »

"(South Eleuthera, Bahamas)  Sometime around 10:00pm on Monday, January 28th, 2019, Police at Rock Sound received a report of a fire at Princess Cays.  SEEP (South Eleuthera Emergency Partners) was dispatched along with police officers.  On arrival they met four wooden structures full ablaze.  They were the generator house, reverse osmosis water plant, mechanic shop and tool shed on property.  All four structures were totally destroyed.

The fire was contained within several hours to the mid-section of the Cay.  The cause of the blaze is unknown to authorities."

http://eleutheranews.com/?p=20376

« Last Edit: January 29, 2019, 02:03:30 PM by Host Mike » Logged
Host Mike
Administrator
Commodore
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 8821



View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2019, 02:02:33 PM »

"There were no guests at Princess Cays at the time of the fire, and no injuries have been reported. Additionally, no guest-facing facilities were impacted, except one of several public restrooms. The cause remains unknown and is currently under investigation."

https://www.travelagentcentral.com/cruises/fire-hits-princess-cays-private-island
Logged
Host Mike
Administrator
Commodore
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 8821



View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2019, 02:09:13 PM »

Logged
obendus
Watch Captain
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 246


View Profile
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2019, 04:10:33 PM »

"There were no guests at Princess Cays at the time of the fire, and no injuries have been reported. Additionally, no guest-facing facilities were impacted, except one of several public restrooms. The cause remains unknown and is currently under investigation."

https://www.travelagentcentral.com/cruises/fire-hits-princess-cays-private-island

The important thing here is that there are no injuries. Hopefully the affected structures and equipment can be repaired and replaced without too much downtime at this cruise stop.

I personally have always enjoyed the low key and relaxing atmosphere at Princess Cays, and will hope that it can be determined how the fire originated so that repairs can address issues if they exist.

Thanks for posting this Mike.
Logged
Host Mike
Administrator
Commodore
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 8821



View Profile WWW
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2019, 10:17:05 AM »

"While officials try to wrap their minds around the fire mystery, Hank Johnson, Member of Parliament for Central and South Eleuthera said 101 employees who work at Princess Cays are waiting to hear from management of the Princess Cruise Lines as to what will happen with their jobs."

https://ewnews.com/fire-rips-through-princess-cay
Logged
TrishEd
Staff Captain
***
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 297



View Profile
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2019, 10:57:22 AM »

With the buildings involved it has to be either electrical or something left on and got hot and ignited material around. It should be able to be repaired in a short time
Logged
RichC
Commodore
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1602


View Profile
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2019, 05:37:26 AM »

As bad as it looked, they're stopping at the island today, Feb 4th.
I guess it didn't affect most of the buildings that are use by the public.
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!