Jump to content

Volcano on St Vincent is now code Red and apparently RCL has sent a ship to help evacuate


Recommended Posts

Posted (edited)

Looks like another passenger ship is docked at St Vincent’s right now. Unfortunately am only getting satellite information and not AIS so unable to determine which ship without paying for Sat.
 

C Elizabeth II ( large fishing vessel) also in port right now.


Edit: Passenger vessel is Gem Star 2, appears to be a ferry.

 

E4F0F832-980C-47B9-A86E-89F3964D605B.jpeg

 

C78C9650-AD23-4B14-AF56-C1837BD20B7D.jpeg

Edited by Heymarco
Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks like the cruise ships are waiting for further instructions.... the three ships near each other are Serenade of the Seas, Apex and Reflection.... you can also see the Carnival Legend nearby.

Screen Shot 2021-04-11 at 9.29.09 AM.png

Link to post
Share on other sites
The garage for my car is an under-the-house arrangement
where it is not enclosed, yet it's out of the weather generally.
There is NO escape from volcanic dust.
 
This is how it looked this a.m. before a brief wash-off
and then the Dirty Rain fell on it!
Almost a waste of time but not quite.
 

DSCN0467.JPG

DSCN0466.JPG

DSCN0468.JPG

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 4/9/2021 at 10:29 AM, sandebeach said:

Volcanic ash can definitely be a problem in the Islands. We were at a conference on St. Thomas many years ago, when Montserrat volcano erupted. Ash in sky was so bad that air traffic from St Thomas was cancelled for 2 days, which meant extra hotel days to pay for us. At least St. Thomas is a beautiful island to be stranded on! 

We did a southern Caibbean cruise on Serenade and as we sailed by Montserrat the Captain slowed and gave us all a very up close and personal view of what the volcano did there. It was amazing to see.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Ash is falling again, here in Barbados. I can see it!

No wonder the rain that fell half-hour ago was dirty.

 

This is not done yet: could be days yet!

Link to post
Share on other sites
25 minutes ago, Aplmac said:

Soufriere just popped again, around 10 a.m. local time!

 

Ash is actively falling on Barbados - visible if you look carefully!

 

Fresh pop.JPG

Thank you for sharing and again, wishing all goes well for you and your island, and all the islands in the affected area. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

- and as we speak

we are now receiving the proceeds of that 10 o clock pop...

 

It's so dark outside, a little after Noon,

that our street lights have come back on - AT NOON

- lol -what else can you do? Cry?!

 

This is what DOVER BEACH looks like around 11 a.m.

- probably a bit more coated-grey by now!

DOVER BEACH Sunday 11th at noon.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites

And here is Carlisle Bay just now 12:45 p.m. Sunday 11th. April

NOT a good time to visit the island, sorry!


That's the Yacht Club BEACH at lower right!

It used to be white sand.............

 

CARLISLE BAY noon Sunday 11th..jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites
17 minutes ago, Aplmac said:

And here is Carlisle Bay just now 12:45 p.m. Sunday 11th. April

NOT a good time to visit the island, sorry!


That's the Yacht Club BEACH at lower right!

It used to be white sand.............

 

CARLISLE BAY noon Sunday 11th..jpg

 

Thank you so much for sharing these photos.  It makes it very 'real' to me and is extremely scary.  I worry for all the people with breathing issues.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
3 hours ago, Ocean Boy said:

We did a southern Caibbean cruise on Serenade and as we sailed by Montserrat the Captain slowed and gave us all a very up close and personal view of what the volcano did there. It was amazing to see.

We did the same itinerary on Serenade and this was how Plymouth on Montserrat looked many years after that eruption. You could still see the huge amount of ash that fell on that island.

Montserrat.JPG

Edited by robtulipe
Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Aplmac said:

- and as we speak

we are now receiving the proceeds of that 10 o clock pop...

 

It's so dark outside, a little after Noon,

that our street lights have come back on - AT NOON

- lol -what else can you do? Cry?!

 

This is what DOVER BEACH looks like around 11 a.m.

- probably a bit more coated-grey by now!

DOVER BEACH Sunday 11th at noon.jpg

Thanks for sharing your pictures and experiences with us. It does make it real. I'm so sorry you're going through this. Hang in there!

Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Aplmac said:

And here is Carlisle Bay just now 12:45 p.m. Sunday 11th. April

NOT a good time to visit the island, sorry!


That's the Yacht Club BEACH at lower right!

It used to be white sand.............

 

CARLISLE BAY noon Sunday 11th..jpg

I just heard that you need to keep cleaning off the ash to keep it from building up... it gets heavier with water too...

Link to post
Share on other sites

Soufriere just did a little emission around 3 p.m.

- we've had worse.

 

Air quality is now quite foul, in Barbados, visibility is quite reduced
dust blowing around as wind has picked up a bit

and a sulphurous smell a bit like gunpowder is about... yuck!

Windows are now closed. Best air quality is in the house!

 

In these pics you can see wave after wave

as they proceed west-to-East, over Barbados.

 

!Tiny one!.JPG

!Tiny two!.JPG

!Wave after wave of it!.JPG

Link to post
Share on other sites

I have posted a number of links..forgive me is this is a repeat..... here is a site that ...like the image above... shows the eruptions in real time.... you can play with the options on the right to see such things as SO2 gas being sent off to the east... or you can look at IR images showing the heat coming from the eruption..which is what.. I hope at least ...the link will show... you can also adjust time perios from 12 hrs down to 2..from windy.com

Link to post
Share on other sites

I was listening to the PM of St Vincent... apparently there aren't enough people who want to leave St Vincent...so they may have to send the ships away... looks like they won't make that decision for a while... separately I hear that conditions seem to be getting worse near the volcano.... so perhaps people will want to leave.. PM of St Vincent update

Link to post
Share on other sites

For anyone following this story... Serenade of the Seas is bringing in 40k gallons of water... that has been a big issue for the Island..since ash has contaminated the rivers and other water sources... so this is nice to hear

Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, sea shepherd said:

The Serenade is docked again in St Vincent this morning.  

image.png

Thoughts and prayers are with St.V.....  Beautiful island, beautiful people

Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, sea shepherd said:

The Serenade is docked again in St Vincent this morning.  

image.png

Offloading water they bunkered from Barbados. I know the people there are very hard up for water with the catchments and rivers dirty with ash. I wondered why they weren't having the ships use their water systems out at sea and then bringing it in to them. 

 

They can support 3k+ people a day and right now there aren't over a 100 onboard. Probably much cheaper to just bring from somewhere. 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
55 minutes ago, death_star said:

Offloading water they bunkered from Barbados. I know the people there are very hard up for water with the catchments and rivers dirty with ash. I wondered why they weren't having the ships use their water systems out at sea and then bringing it in to them. 

 

They can support 3k+ people a day and right now there aren't over a 100 onboard. Probably much cheaper to just bring from somewhere. 

 

Great idea, it may be an issue of trying to bottle it as well. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Forum Jump
    • Categories
      • Forum Assistance
      • SPECIAL EVENT: Q&A with Barbara Muckermann, CMO Silversea Cruises
      • ICYM Our Cruise Critic Live Special Event: Explore the Remote World with Hurtigruten!
      • Q&A with the Quark Expeditions Team: New Ship Ultramarine
      • New Cruisers
      • Cruise Lines “A – O”
      • Cruise Lines “P – Z”
      • River Cruising
      • ROLL CALLS
      • Digital Photography & Cruise Technology
      • Special Interest Cruising
      • Cruise Discussion Topics
      • UK Cruising
      • Australia & New Zealand Cruisers
      • Canadian Cruisers
      • North American Homeports
      • Ports of Call
      • Cruise Conversations
×
×
  • Create New...