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A fire aboard Caribbean Fantasy yesterday quickly spread, prompting a full ship evacuation of the combo cruise-ferry boat which was en route from San Juan, Puerto Rico to the Dominican Republic carrying 511 passengers and crew.


Video by Del Mar Gaviota posted by Julio Victor Ramirez-Ferrer


The massive rescue effort was carried out by the U.S. Coast Guard, together with Puerto Rican police, fire and pilot marine units as well as commercial tug boats and private good Samaritan boaters who joined in the help in the evacuation efforts.



Passengers and crew were taken to the port of San Juan where emergency service personnel treated them for heat stroke, injuries, shock and dehydration. Thankfully, there were no reported fatalities or life-threatening injuries. Read more from the Wall Street Journal and the Virgin Islands Consortium.


posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee


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Thursday, 30 June from 6pm to 8pm

Working Harbor Committee Hidden Harbor Tours® Presents:
Hidden Harbor Tour® of Port Newark

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For an exciting adventure, go behind the scenes of the bustling Port of NY & NJ on our Hidden Harbor Tour® of Port Newark!

Get an insider’s view of the 3rd largest port in the nation, where container ships dock and unload their goods from around the world.

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See how the working harbor really works and learn about what all those ships and tugs do. See giant container terminals, oil docks, dry dock repair, and more!

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Learn about how floating dry docks work; the history of the Robbins Reef Lighthouse; tug boat yards, the Bayonne Bridge and it’s connection to the Panama Canal Expansion project, and more from our expert narrators – plus,the chance to get an epic selfie at sunset with Lady Liberty.

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Thursday, 30 June from 6pm to 8pm
Pier 11 (South St. between Wall St. & Gouveneur Lane)

The 2-hour, fully narrated boat tour departs at 6 p.m. sharp. Boarding begins at 5:45 p.m. from Pier 11 Wall Street in Manhattan located on South St. between Wall St. & Gouveneur Lane.

Tickets: $30; $25 seniors.
For group sale rates, email

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