Wednesday, June 15, 2011

New Video of the Oil Tank Fire from aboard Independence of the Seas

A couple of weeks ago (May 31), an oil tank exploded next to the pier at which Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas was docked at Gibraltar. That cruise has ended and the passengers are home, and at least one has now posted his video of the incident, shot from aboard the ship.

As you may remember, the explosion happened shortly before the ship was scheduled to leave, so all the passengers were aboard. There were several relatively minor injuries of passengers who were on their balconies or on deck at the time. The ensuing fire can be seen in the first part of this video shot by a passenger from their balcony.

As quickly as possible the ship moved a safe distance away while everyone was accounted for. The second part of this video was shot from that location as the ship was preparing to leave Gibraltar.