The Victory casino cruise ship from Port Canaveral caught fire on Thursday, June 22, 2023, as the ship was returning from a daily cruise.
The incident was caused by sudden bad weather that forced the train’s engines to run faster than normal, and the smoke and soot were partially burned by the fire.
No injuries or damage were reported and at no time were passengers or crew members in danger.
Small Fire Inside Casino Cruise Ship
Victory Casino Cruises operates daily transportation from Port Canaveral to Victory 1 gambling ship, but on Thursday, June 22, passengers had a strange time when there was a letter “stack fire” in the 4-deck train.
This happened around 4 pm when the ship was returning to the port after its morning trip, which left at 11 am.
As we were preparing to stop this afternoon, there was a sudden impact on the train, which caused the train’s engines to run at high RPMs to move off the runway and turn safely to reach the other direction.
When the engines were loaded, the exhaust fumes rose to a high temperature, causing the temporary ignition of residual soot inside the exhaust pipe which mixed with oxygen at the exit. This created smoke and flames that looked amazing and scary.
“In the maritime industry, this is called a ‘stack fire’ and it is not uncommon in the industry,” he said. Captain Tim, the master of the ship, explained in his voice. “It is a situation that is managed quickly and safely by turning off the engine. This removes the source of heat and immediately extinguishes the fire. At no time were the passengers and crew in any danger.”
The company has deliberately suspended the Thursday evening cruise – which runs from 7pm to 12:30am – to carry out inspections and ensure the ship’s reliability.
No damage was reported and the train resumed its journey safely and smoothly on Friday 23rd June without any disruption to the system.
This event is memorable fire inside Carnival freedom in May 2022 which destroyed the fan of the “whale tail” ship, but it should be noted that the causes of each fire are very different, as are the consequences.
All Weather Ships
When Victory 1 is a small vessel and therefore not prone to falling weather, hurricanes in Florida can affect larger vessels.
Last week, Royal Caribbean International’s Sovereignty of the Seas caught in a very strong summer storm just after leaving Port Canaveral in the evening, strong winds toppled outdoor lounge chairs as guests scrambled for cover.
Such storms usually last only a few minutes, but can include strong winds, torrential rain, and severe lightning. Within this storm, there is also a risk of hail or strong winds or thunderstorms.
Depending on the daily weather conditions, summer storms in Florida usually hit during the afternoon between 3-5 pm, but they can occur at any time of the day.
Even the Strongest Weather
Of course, all seafarers know how severe the weather is – hurricanes and typhoons – may affect travel leave and flexible itineraries, rare ports of call, even longer or shorter voyages than originally planned.
The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30 each year, but hurricanes can form outside of calendar days. Already in 2023, three official hurricanes have formed, but none have had a major impact on sea travel.