The passengers on board a luxury cruise ship en route to the American city of Miami experienced the fright of their lives for fifteen minutes. “Take your life jacket,” those on board were told as the alarm bells went off just as the ship approached the infamous Bermuda Triangle.
The Valiant Lady, a luxury cruise ship of the Virgin Voyages company, had left Barcelona on October 29 and was on its way to Miami, in the American state of Florida, when all the alarm bells suddenly went off and the passengers on board were told to go to their cabins. to collect their life jackets and, if necessary, medication.
The fact that the ship was approaching the infamous Bermuda Triangle at that moment made some of those on board even more afraid. According to the myth, in the Bermuda or Devil’s Triangle – an area in the Atlantic Ocean between Miami, the Bermuda Islands and Puerto Rico – ships and planes simply ‘mysteriously’ disappear. In reality, despite all theories about supernatural forces and alien beings, unpredictable waves, strong currents, hurricanes and the heavy traffic in the triangle lead to more disappearances.
In reality, there was nothing wrong on board the 2,860-passenger ship: after fifteen minutes, Virgin announced that it was a fire drill and that the intention was not to put all passengers on alert. However, an alarm signal had unintentionally appeared via an app and on TV screens on board.
“The exercise caused a lot of anxiety among those on board, many put on their life jackets and were already on their way to the assembly points. Virgin was very slow to disclose the false alarm. It was an absolute mess with many worried passengers,” one person on board told the British newspaper TheSun. Another passenger writes on social media that he had already put on a wetsuit and life jacket only to realize it was a false alarm. Some holidaymakers cannot believe that it took so long for Virgin to announce that it was a false alarm.
The Valiant Lady is only a year old and can accommodate up to 2,860 passengers and 1,160 crew.