Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Catches on Fire; No Injuries Reported

Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Catches on Fire; No Injuries Reported

A fire has been reported aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship, but officials say it was quickly extinguished.


Miami-based Royal Caribbean International said in a statement that the fire broke out Wednesday in a mechanical area aboard the Freedom of the Seas as it arrived in Falmouth, Jamaica. The company said onboard fire suppression equipment put out the fire.

Passengers were told to go to evacuation assembly stations out of what Royal Caribbean called an abundance of caution. The company says the ship is now docked in Falmouth and all systems are operating normally.

There were no reports of injuries.

The 1,112-foot “Freedom of the Seas” is on a seven-night cruise that departed from Port Canaveral, Florida, on Sunday. The company didn’t say immediately whether the cruise would continue.

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