Video: Independence of the Seas Bolts to Get Away From Oil Tank Fire

June 1, 2011 | By | No Comments

A fuel tank exploded in the port of Gibraltar on Tuesday near Independence of the Seas, injuring 12 passengers and two dock workers. A number of “citizen reporter” videos of the raging fire, which can be seen spewing dense black smoke, have been posted to YouTube. (Agence France-Presse is reporting that the fire was extinguished early Wednesday morning.) What’s interesting about this particular clip, uploaded by kasbah89, is that it shows the ship’s hasty departure.

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