Coastguard Detains Superfast Ferry in Miami
The Resorts World Bimini SuperFast cruise ship has been docked for days at PortMiami, where it will remain until it gets the all-clear from the U.S. Coast Guard.
Though the multimillion dollar SuperFast already passed clearances overseas, where it was built and sailed for years, it still must meet the Coast Guard's strict criteria before it can be cleared to transport passengers to and from U.S. ports. .
Citing USCG Commander and Chief Inspector Janet Espino-Young who leads the group inspecting the SuperFast, 6 South Florida News reports that during evacuation drills last week, her team found the ship crew unable to move passengers safely onto lifeboats within 30 minutes. There were also tech issues. The SuperFast's emergency power sources gave out, and a system deploying lifeboats from the vessel failed as well.
Source: 6 South Florida News