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Old 10-23-2009, 09:57 AM
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I've received reports that as a result of the Gulf Oil facility explosion and fire, the port of San Juan is closed. Currently no cruise ships are scheduled until Sunday when the Adventure Of The Seas, Grandeur Of The Seas, and Carnival Victory are due to arrive.
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Old 10-23-2009, 11:06 AM
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Oh my heavens, I haven't read about that. Was anyone hurt? Was in on purpose or an accident? I pray no one was injured and that the port will re-open soon.
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Old 10-23-2009, 11:34 AM
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The FBI has been called in. Quite a big event. They've activated the National Guard too, to monitor air quality.
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Did they just shut down the whole channel? Because the RCI Pan American pier is about two miles from the Carnival pier.
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I don't know for sure. Reports are hard to come by. I did see that there was little to no damage to anything outside the oil facility, taxis were running, SJU didn't close, etc. The biggest concern is air quality with all the toxic gases. I imagine the port will reopen in a few hours once the smoke clears out.
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Old 10-23-2009, 12:11 PM
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I saw the black billow of smoke on the Fox news channel this morning. They said that there were some injuries.

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Here is a CNN report.
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Old 10-23-2009, 01:22 PM
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hmm that report says it could take a week for the fire to be put out... that doesn't bode well for the cruise ships if the Port is also going to be closed down for that long...
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Sounds like someone had a hand in setting that one off. I wonder what ACNF means, Adios something, something, something? I sure hope Cas is ok!
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Old 10-23-2009, 02:58 PM
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Cas should be fine... from previous posts I got the impression that he lived way out of the San Juan area
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