There was an explosion of a tank at the port of Gibraltar, where the Royal Caribbean ship Independence of the Seas was docked. Flames burst high into the sky and there was thick black smoke filling the air space. The cruise line reported 12 passengers received minor injuries and were treated onboard.
The investigation is pending as to the cause of the explosion. Immediately following the explosion of the nearby fuel tank, the cruise ship left the pier to a safe area.
An interesting report stated that the possibility of an attack has not yet been ruled out.
Our personal injury and wrongful death firm has handled several cases involving catastrophic injuries due to explosion and fire aboard a cruise ship.