The passenger ship ‘Bahamas Celebration’ is expected to be back in service on Saturday, after an engine room fire early in the week cancelled a scheduled Tuesday and Thursday fire.
The fire was caused by a generator that blew a rod and piston, resulting in an oil leak on the side of the generator and a small fire. According to the cruise line, the ship never lost power, and none of the 800 passengers on board or crew were ever in danger. The resulting fire damaged the air conditioning on board the vessel, which is currently undergoing repair.
Glenn Ryerson, VP of sales and marketing for Celebration Cruise Line, said he expects the AC to be fixed for Saturday’s departure.
Upon reaching port, the generator was inspected by Bahamian authorities and passengers were allowed to disembark. Upon return, all passenegers were given a free, future cruise.
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