VIDEO: Port Canaveral-Based Freedom of the Seas Catches Fire In Jamaican Port

By  //  July 22, 2015

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ABOVE VIDEO: Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas, based out of Port Canaveral, caught fire at anchor in Jamaica on Wednesday sending the passengers aboard to their muster stations. (James Walker video)

FALMOUTH, JAMAICA – Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas, based out of Port Canaveral, caught fire at anchor in Jamaica on Wednesday sending the passengers aboard to their muster stations.

The 1,112-foot ship, which is one of the largest cruise vessels in the world, experienced a fire in a mechanical space as the ship arrived at Falmouth, Jamaica.

“The ship’s fire suppression system was immediately activated, which contained and extinguished the fire,” said Royal Caribbean officials.

“In an abundance of caution, the captain mustered all guests at their assembly stations.  The ship is currently alongside in Falmouth and all systems are functioning.”

Freedom of the Seas is on a seven-night cruise, and according to a Royal Caribbean tweet, the ship will continue with its scheduled itinerary Thursday with a stop in George Town, Grand Caymen, and then return to Port Canaveral on Sunday.

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(Jamaica Gleaner image via twitter)

Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas, based out of Port Canaveral, caught fire at anchor in Jamaica on Wednesday sending the passengers aboard to their muster stations. (Jamaica Gleaner image via twitter)


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