Fire Chief on Cruise fire
And while the islandâ€™s fire personnel were not required to assist in putting out the fire on the ship, Acting Commissioner of the Fire Brigade, Frederick Whyte noted that the St James fire service is without a boat to address incidents of fire at sea.
He told our news centre that the fire on the Star Princess began while the vessel was still in international waters and was put out by ship personnel before it reached Montego Bay.
According to him in the event of small vessel fires at sea, assistance is sought by local fire personnel from other stations.
He was unable to say when the necessary repairs would be effected to the parishâ€™s fire boat.