Insignia Leaves Saint Lucia
Insignia, the Miami-based cruise liner, left Saint Lucia on Friday after a port call on Thursday December 11 ended tragically. An engine room fire aboard the luxury cruise ship killed three people. The ship was at the time docked at port Castries when the incident occurred about 8:30 am Thursday.
The president of the cruise company, as well as engineers, were all flown to Saint Lucia by the company following the fire; passengers were flown to their country of origin.
Following initial assessments by the engineers, the vessel was towed away to Trinidad for further repairs. It is expected to then be taken to Puerto Rico.
Two South Korean contractors and a Filipino crew member were those who perished in the fire.
An investigation is being led by the Marshall Islands, where the ship is registered, and the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has sent officials there to help. The Insignia was on a 10-day cruise through the Caribbean that had been scheduled to end in Miami December 17.
The Insignia: following a fatal incident on board, left port Castries Friday.