Carnival Cruise Fire: No Injuries Reported ‘Watch’

Updated: September 9, 2015
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Passengers and crew were evacuated from a Carnival Cruise Lines ship after a fire broke out Monday.

There were no injuries to passengers or crew, Carnival said in a statement. The ship was carrying 3,346 passengers and 1,150 crew members.

The Coast Guard responded to the fire, and the fire’s cause is being investigated. The ship’s fire supression system extinguished the fire, Carnival said.

The ship had set sail from San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Sunday as part of a seven-day Caribbean cruise. Carnival said the ship’s guests were taken to a hotel in St. Thomas, where they stayed in a reception area. Around 8 p.m. Monday, the Coast Guard gave permission for the passengers to reboard the ship, Carnival said.

A team of experts is evaluating the engine room, and an assessment is expected to be finished Tuesday morning, Carnival said.

Carnival said it has not been determined when the ship will depart from St. Thomas.

In July, a fire broke out on Royal Caribbean International’s Freedom of the Seas as it pulled into Falmouth, Jamaica. No passengers were hurt, but one crew member suffered first-degree burns.