Yes, thanks Jim for taking the time to write down the facts for us. We are all glad that you and your family seemed to fare pretty well during the whole ordeal.
Your account of the events certainly sounds much more realistic than much of what the media was reporting. I know it couldn't have been easy and was quite distressing to everyone, but we all should remember that many many people around the world live in worse conditions every day of their lives.
Just curious...did there seem to be any sort of panic on board the ship? Were people really scared or did everyone take the initial fire in stride?
Thanks again and welcome back to civilization!