Fire On Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship

By WPTV
By Emma Koch

Credit: royalcaribbean.com

Fire On Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship

May 27, 2013 Updated Dec 2, 2013 at 1:56 PM EST

LAKE WORTH, Fla. -- A fire aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship was extinguished Monday morning, officials said.

Coast Guard officials reported a Class A fire at 2:52 a.m. on the Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas, meaning the items on fire were wood or other combustible materials.

Units responded and accounted for all passengers and crew members. The fire was contained to Deck 3 of the ship and was eventually extinguished.

There were no casualties or injuries reported as a result of the fire, WPTV reported.

A press statement from Royal Caribbean states, "In an abundance of caution, the Captain deemed it necessary to muster all guests at their assembly stations. All 2,224 guests and 796 crew have been accounted for, and there have been no injuries of guests or crew reported. The safety of our guests and crew is our top priority, and we will continue to focus on their needs and concerns.
Grandeur of the Seas was enroute to CocoCay, Bahamas, but is currently heading to Freeport, Bahamas, for further evaluation. The ship is in calm seas, and has full power."

The Carnival Sensation was on standby to help the ship in case of evacuations.

It was bound for Freeport, Bahamas and had full power, officials said.




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