Freedom of the Seas Hit By Fire in Jamaica

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Freedom of the Seas. File photo: Creative Commons

 

A fire hit Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas Wednesday during on a seven-night cruise out of Cape Canaveral, Florida to the Caribbean. 

Royal Caribbean International said in a statement that the fire broke in a mechanical area aboard the ship as it arrived in Falmouth, Jamaica. The ship’s fire suppression system was immediately activated, which contained and extinguished the fire, the statement said. 

One crewmember sustained first-degree burns in the incident, but all guests have been accounted for and none were injured, the company said. 

Freedom of the Seas was expected to continue with its regularly scheduled itinerary with the next stop in George Town, Grand Cayman on Thursday.

The 154,000 gross ton Freedom of the Seas was delivered in 2006 and can carry 3,600 guests.