Casino says boat that caught fire had no issues


The boat was operated by Tropical Breeze Casino Cruise of Port Richey. "You don't think about it, whatever it takes you just do it", he says.

ABC Action News reported that 15 passengers were taken to the hospital, but the conditions of those people are unknown.

"I have to praise the boat captain, for getting the boat in so close that when they got in the water they had a very short distance to walk", Andy Fossa, with Pasco County Fire Rescue, said.

The woman's name has not been released and her cause of death has not been determined, the spokesman said.

Officials said 14 people were injured.

There is no lovely looking casino boat in the Gulf as shown. Then to escape the fire, passengers and crew jumped into the waters and clambered to shore there.

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She died at the hospital.

The Coast Guard got the call about the blaze around 4:20 p.m., local time, and launched all area boats to the scene, Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse told NPR. The Coast Guard said late Sunday that everyone onboard was accounted for.

The fire continued to devour the boat hours after it initially erupted. "I think that's down where we used to go, ' because I only live down the street about five miles". Tropical Breeze has just two out of five starts on the customer review website Yelp.

"There were a lot of "thank yous" and appreciation that a lot of people came together" to help them, said Santangelo, who also owns the Rock Solid Stone Centers landscape supply company in Florida.

NBC affiliate WFLA reported early Monday that one person later died.

Falcone said the shuttle destroyed in the fire was their one and only but it's a small price to pay knowing nobody was killed.