Hurricane Irma, which continues to strengthen as it heads west toward the Leeward Islands and Virgin Islands, is now a Category 5 storm with winds of over 175 mph (with gusts up to 215 mph) as of this morning’s advisories. The huge storm is predicted to continue west across the Caribbean, north of Dominican
Today a cruise passenger reported that the Carnival Splendor lost power as it was sailing to St. Thomas, United States Virgin Island (USVI).
Carnival responded to the passenger by saying that that the Carnival cruise ship "has not lost engine power. It’s only a technical issue affecting the ship’s maximum cruising speed."
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