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Fire Aboard Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship In Falmouth Extinguished

A Royal Caribbean cruise ship, Freedom of the Seas, carrying 4,000 passengers caught fire as it arrived at the Falmouth Pier in Trelawny at approximately 7 A.M this morning, according to a statement by Miami-based Royal Caribbean International. However, minutes ago tourism officials in say the crew aboard has contained the fire onboard.

The passengers remained aboard, while some sections of the port were been evacuated and no one, except the police are being allowed entry.

Official news from Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd via Twitter:

Adam Stewart, CEO of Sandals Group reached out shortly after:


The fire reportedly started at the top section of the ship, where a restaurant is located. It is believed that the fire did not spread to other areas. However, up to 8:30 a.m. there was still smoke coming from the Vessell, which is now docked at the Falmouth Pier. The 1,112-foot “Freedom of the Seas” is on a seven-night cruise that departed from Port Canaveral, Florida, on Sunday.

The ship was en route from Labadee, Haiti, with its next stop scheduled for the Cayman Islands. Meanwhile, an official from the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment says the fire has been totally extinguished, according the Gleaner.