30 cruise passengers hurt in bus crash

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Thirty passengers from the cruise ship Freedom of the Seas were injured when their amphibious tour bus ran off the road on the US Virgin Island of St Thomas yesterday.
Most of the injuries were minor, but one person was detained overnight at the Schneider Regional Medical Centre with a suspected broken ankle.
The passengers were among 47 tourists on £40-a-head Pirate Duck Adventure visiting Charlotte Amalie by road with and a water-borne tour of the harbour, Hassel Island and Water Island.
The vehicle is adapted from a second world war DUKW amphibious truck. Similar vehicles run tourist excursions at locations throughout the world, including LondonDuckTours, whose semi-open buses tour the streets and the River Thames.
Freedom of the Seas is on a seven-night Caribbean cruise which left Florida on Monday and is scheduled to return there on Sunday after visiting CocoCay, Bahamas; and Philipsburg, St. Maarten.

By | 2017-06-15T16:00:41+00:00 2 July 2009|Cruise Destinations, Cruise News|1 Comment

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  1. Pat 7 July 2009 at 3:15 am - Reply

    Can someone please explain why these types of accident are not reported in the national press of the country where the ship is based? There was not a mention of this in the U.S. papers.
    AND YES – there are daily readers of the Mirror in Dallas, Texas, and especially LOVE your column.

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