Bahamas Celebration Cruise Ship in Accident
The cruise ship Bahamas Celebration hit an unknown object in the water just off of the Bahamas’ coast shortly after departure as it was headed back to Florida leaving hundreds of passengers aboard the cruise stuck in the Bahamas. The cruise company put the passengers into hotels in the Bahamas for some time and since has been able to get the passengers back to Florida.
The Bahamas Celebration cruise ship returned to Grand Bahama Island after the accident late Friday. The Celebration Cruise Line company said in a statement that passengers were evacuated from the ship and that there were no reported injuries although many reported being shaken up by the accident. It is not known exactly how many passengers were onboard the ship at the time.
The ship, which was supposed to return to West Palm Beach Saturday morning, will remain in the Bahamas so the damage can be assessed. The extent of the damage is not known at this point.
Some of the passengers said that they took a ferry boat to Miami and then were then transferred to their original port of destination in West Palm Beach.
Crews were working to assess damage to the ship and the company said it would cancel at least two cruises planned for the vessel.
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