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Old October 27th, 2006, 11:55 AM
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Default Cigarette butt likely caused fatal cruise ship fire

It looks like a cig was the cause of the fire on the Star Princess.

"Investigators say cigarette butt likely caused fatal cruise ship fire

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

LONDON, England (AP) - A discarded cigarette butt was the likely cause of a fatal fire on a cruise ship in the Caribbean, accident investigators say.

Britain's Marine Accident Investigation Branch said in a report that the March 23 fire aboard the Star Princess was probably sparked by a cigarette that ignited combustible materials on a cabin balcony."


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Old November 13th, 2006, 09:35 AM
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If you go over to YouTube.com and in the search area, type in Cruise Fire.
One person did get video of the ship burning with flames all over the place.

I can't tell if its from down the hall on another balcony or looking upwards.

There's a few others of folks sitting at their muster stations. You can hear the PA systems going off with announcements as well.
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