Genting ship still undergoing safety inspections

 
 
The Bimini SuperFast cruise ship is shown docked at the Port of Miami, Wednesday, July 3, 2013 in Miami.  The U.S. Coast Guard says the cruise ship that will carry passengers from South Florida to the Bahamian island of Bimini isn't ready yet for its maiden voyage. Cmdr. Janet Espino-Young says several safety deficiencies have been corrected since it failed its initial inspection. But the Coast Guard safety official says the ship operators must still address issues related to fire safety and emergency power.
The Bimini SuperFast cruise ship is shown docked at the Port of Miami, Wednesday, July 3, 2013 in Miami. The U.S. Coast Guard says the cruise ship that will carry passengers from South Florida to the Bahamian island of Bimini isn't ready yet for its maiden voyage. Cmdr. Janet Espino-Young says several safety deficiencies have been corrected since it failed its initial inspection. But the Coast Guard safety official says the ship operators must still address issues related to fire safety and emergency power.
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Tests will continue Tuesday aboard the 32,000-ton SuperFast ferry to Bimini. The new casino boat and cruise ferry’s emergency power sources are still not operating correctly, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

Genting, the Malaysian gambling giant, owns the ship and the Bimini casino it will visit. Coast Guard inspector Janet Espino-Young said it was not yet clear whether the ship would be ready to sail Wednesday. Genting originally planned to begin service June 28.

Once it clears inspection, the SuperFast plans to offer two trips daily to Resorts World Bimini. For now, it remains in terminal H at PortMiami, where it has been docked since mid-June.

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