Nightmare fades as cruise ship sails
Monday 26 December 1994
Travellers sat down to Christmas lunch as the vessel followed a southerly course off the United States at Fort Lauderdale in Florida.
The ship set sail from New York on Saturday after coastguards were satisfied that several safety hazards found on board had been corrected.
Peter Ludlow, a passenger travelling with his fiancee, Merrilyn Wesley, said from the ship last night that the situation was almost normal. He added: "The crew have been absolutely splendid in trying to make amends, and everybody is determined to make this a holiday.
"There is still debris lying about. Parts of the ship have been ruled out of bounds, but generally speaking, things are improving."
The ship had been stranded in New York because marine safety inspectors had complained about " fire hazards".They were particularly worried about stacked building materials in gangways, and holes in a bulkhead.
- 4 Iranian blogger found guilty of insulting Prophet Mohammad on Facebook sentenced to death
- 5 Free U2 album: How the most generous giveaway in music history turned into a PR disaster
Stamford Hill council removes 'unacceptable' posters telling women which side of the road to walk down
Kim Kardashian 'nude pictures' leaked on 4chan weeks after Jennifer Lawrence 'The Fappening' scandal
Iranian blogger found guilty of insulting Prophet Mohammad on Facebook sentenced to death
Hitler’s former food taster reveals the horrors of the Wolf’s Lair
Jennifer Lawrence 'naked sex video' will be leaked next, threatens 4Chan celebrity photo hacker
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
£70000 - £80000 per annum: Ashdown Group: Group Head of Marketing and Communic...
Negotiable: Randstad Education Manchester: Level 3 Nursery Nurse required for ...
Negotiable: Randstad Education Manchester: L3 Nursery Nurses urgently required...
Negotiable: Randstad Education Manchester: We have a number of schools based S...