Coast Guard responds to Carnival Liberty cruise ship fire in Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin islands

Coast Guard responds to Carnival Liberty cruise ship fire in Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin islands
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard marine safety investigators are responding Monday to a fire aboard the Carnival Liberty cruise ship in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. The cruise ship was carrying 3,346 passengers and 1,150 crew; no injuries were reported. At approximately 11:45 a.m., watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector San Juan command center received a report from the Carnival Liberty of...

Coast Guard announces requirements for uninspected passenger vessels in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard announces requirements for uninspected passenger vessels in the U.S. Virgin Islands
SAINT THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands — Coast Guard Sector San Juan announced Friday newly published requirements for uninspected passenger vessel operations in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Coast Guard published Marine Safety and Security Information Bulletin 03-15 on March 2 notifying the maritime community of the new compliance requirements for uninspected passenger vessels to transport up to 12 passengers...

Coast Guard investigating passenger ferry and sailing vessel collision

Coast Guard investigating passenger ferry and sailing vessel collision
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico − Marine investigators from Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Saint Thomas are investigating the cause of a collision between the passenger ferry Capitol Venture and the commercial sailing vessel New Horizons, which occurred approximately half a nautical mile east of the Red Hook Channel entrance in Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. The incident was reported to the Coast...