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Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Massive fire erupts on casino shuttle boat Story highlights Fire broke out about a half mile from shore In addition to smoke inhalation and chest pains, passengers who swam to shore risked hypothermia. The female passenger, 42, died at The extent of her injuries or the cause of death were not released. There were 50 people on board when the fire started Sunday about half a mile from shore, said Shawn Whited, the chief of the fire division for Pasco County.
Fire department officials said the fire likely started in the engine room and spread quickly. Officials said the boat's captain saved lives because he turned the boat around when he noticed the flames, managing to get closer to shore and making it easier for first responders to reach those in the water. The injuries included smoke inhalation and chest pains, fire department Deputy Chief Andrew Fossa said.
All those aboard were accounted for, the Coast Guard said Sunday evening. Officer Jason Zimmerman of the New Port Richey Police Department said some of the older passengers were face down in the water when he reached them. The degree water combined with Gulf breezes created a risk of hypothermia for the passengers, emergency officials said.
The first call about the fire came in around 4: Clearwater winds between the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay. Combine the feel of Las Vegas with the luxury of a cruise ship by hopping aboard a floating casino from one of several ports near Clearwater, Florida. Choose among trips that range from a few hours on the Gulf of Mexico before heading back to home port to multiday cruises with stops in Mexico and various Caribbean islands.
Whatever your preference, you have plenty of options for hitting the warm, blue Gulf waters while trying to hit the jackpot. On the three-level, 12,square-foot ship, try your luck at Vegas-style table games like blackjack, craps and roulette, along with video poker, slot machines and more. Sailing three times daily, seven days a week, this SunCruz Casino frequently offers bonuses such as double jackpots on and giveaways of hot-ticket items including iPads and HDTVs.
The trips last from five to six and a half hours, though the gambling doesn't start for an hour after leaving the dock and stops an hour before returning to port. A small boarding fee grants you a voucher to be used on slot tokens or table-match play, in addition to a free meal and drinks while gambling.
If you want to take a longer cruise, Royal Caribbean's Vision of the Seas and Brilliance of the Seas go on four- to seven-day cruises of the western Caribbean, departing from Tampa, about 20 miles east of Clearwater. These fully equipped cruise ships include more than 6, square feet of casino space, part of Royal Caribbean's Casino Royale program.
Table games include roulette, blackjack and craps, and each ship has nearly slot machines to fuel your big-money hopes. The ships also stage Vegas-style shows for when your arm gets tired from pulling the slot machine levers. Carnival gives you another option for multiday gambling on the water. The massive Legend, Paradise and Pride ships also sail from Tampa, heading into the Caribbean for up to seven days.