Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Catches Fire, Injures 1 Crew Member


A fire aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship injured one crew member but company officials say it was quickly extinguished.

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

The company says on-board 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 docked in Falmouth and all systems are operating normally.

The company says one crew member was treated for burns. No passengers were injured.

The 1,112-foot Freedom of the Seas is on a seven-night cruise that departed from Port Canaveral, Florida, on Sunday.

Copyright: The Associated Press

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