Yesterday, Independence of the Seas was involved in an incident in Gibraltar when a fuel tank exploded by the pier. Ten people have suffered minor injuries and have been taken care of by the ships medical staff, and two passengers were left ashore, though no Iglucruise passengers were involved.
The cruise line prepared a statement regarding the incident yesterday, which we received this morning:
"Today [31/05/2011], at approximately [15:37], as Independence of the Seas was docked in Gibraltar there was an explosion on the pier. Immediately after the explosion, the ship retracted the gangway and moved a safe distance from the dock.
Ten guests sustained minor injuries and have received medical treatment onboard. Two guests were still ashore when the incident took place and were not injured during the explosion. Our Care Team is providing support and assistance to our guests onboard.
Independence of the Seas is currently on a 14-night itinerary that departed Southampton on Saturday, May 28."
Written by Stephen Adam