A Carnival cruise ship docked at Grand Turk Island in Turks and Caicos caught fire on Thursday, but at this time there does not appear to be any danger to passengers or crew members and the fire has been extinguished.
Photos and video posted to Twitter show thick black smoke and some flames comes from the Carnival Freedom’s funnel as passengers watch on. Carnival reports the fire has been extinguished.
“Carnival Freedom’s emergency response team quickly activated and extinguished a fire inside the ship’s funnel while the ship was in Grand Turk. All guests and crew are safe, and the ship’s guests were cleared by local authorities to go ashore. We continue to assess the situation,” Carnival Cruise Line said in a Twitter update.
Carnival Freedom departed Port Canaveral, Florida on May 23 on a five-day round-trip voyage to the Eastern Caribbean, according to the website Cruisemapper.com.
Unrelated, the U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday it was looking into reports of a foul odor and passengers experiencing sickness aboard the Carnival Magic, however there are no reports of immediate distress.
Now here’s the footage of the Carnival Freedom:
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