Cruise Line Private Island Catches on Fire Overnight
UPDATE JAN 30, 9 AM: Carnival Pride will be skipping her port call in Princess Cays today, and stop in another private island owned by Carnival Corporation, Half Moon Cay instead. According to Crew Center, authorities say that four structures were destroyed in the fire: the reverse osmosis water plant, generator house, mechanic shop, and tool shed on property. We are happy to relay that no injuries were reported.
UPDATE JAN. 29, 1:45 PM:
A spokewoman for Princess Cruises, Negin Kamali, told the Miami Herald that "The fire encompassed several buildings on the south side of the island. It was fought by local firefighters and island staff for approximately one hour before it was extinguished."
A fire broke out late last night in Princess Cays, a private destination for Carnival Corporation’s cruise lines located near the southern tip of the island of Eleuthera.
The Bahamas Press has reported that the fire started in the generator section of the resort sometime after 11 pm Monday night. The flames quickly spread to the center of the resort, and fire trucks were deployed to the area from about a 30 minutes’ drive north in Tarpum Bay.
There is no official word yet on the extent of the damage, though press reports refer to the destination as "gutted." No cruise ships were scheduled to stop at Princess Cays today, though Carnival Pride is scheduled to call there tomorrow, January 30th.
Information: The Bahamas Press