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CARIBBEAN: Crew member burned, guests safe after fire on cruise ship in Jamaica

By Caribbean News Service

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CARIBBEAN NEWS SERVICE – Miami-based Royal Caribbean International said in a statement today that a fire broke out on-board a Royal Caribbean cruise ship, Freedom of the Seas, as the vessel arrived in Falmouth, Jamaica.

The company said the fire broke out in a mechanical area of the ship.

It said 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 now docked in Falmouth and all systems are operating normally.

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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