Gibraltar Blast Injures 12 on Cruise Ship

Fuel tank next to moored liner explodes
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 1, 2011 1:17 AM CDT
Flames and smoke billow from an oil tank in the docks of Gibraltar.ed.   (AP Photo/Alicia Jimenez)
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(Newser) – Twelve passengers on a cruise ship in Gibraltar suffered minor injuries when a nearby towering fuel tank burst into flames. Two welders who had been working on the tank were also injured, one critically, AP reports. The ship, Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas, sailed away from the burning tank immediately after the blast. The injured passengers were treated on board the ship as it headed to its next destination.

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