"A cruise ship has arrived in Boston to house more than 1,000 gas workers who are assisting in the service restoration efforts in the Merrimack Valley", according to a report by WCVB Channel 5 in Boston.
"The Grand Celebration docked Friday at North Jetty after the Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line chartered the ship."
"The cruise line had to cancel trips for October and November. The company is standing by its decision to help a community in need", says Channel 5.
"The port was outfitted to house equipment for the workers."
"It's unclear when the workers will arrive on the ship", says WCVB.
"Pressure surged through several miles of natural gas lines on the afternoon of Sept. 13, fueling explosions and fires in three Merrimack Valley towns."
"The disaster killed one person and injured at least 21 others, including two firefighters. The explosions damaged 131 structures, including five homes that were completely destroyed." To read the entire WCVB Channel 5 story, go to: https://www.wcvb.com/article/cruise-ship-to-house-1000-gas-restoration-workers/23741206