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After fire investigation, Insignia to undergo drydock repairs

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After fire investigation, Insignia to undergo drydock repairs
Once authorities have completed their investigation of Insignia's engine room fire, which left three workers dead, the ship is expected to enter drydock for repairs.

Insignia remains alongside at Port Castries, St. Lucia, where the fire broke out Dec. 11. The extent of damage and the cause of the fire, if known at this early stage, have not been made public.

Oceania Cruises on Tuesday gave no indication of whether it knows when the investigation, led by the Marshall Islands registry with the participation of the US Coast Guard and the National Transportation Safety Board, might conclude. Nor has the drydock's location been announced.

As reported last week, Insignia's Dec. 17 voyage was canceled.

The next itinerary posted for the ship on Oceania's website is 'Around the World in 180 Days,' scheduled to depart Jan. 10 from Miami. The first segment of that circumnavigation is a 10-day stint to Bridgetown, Barbados.

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