According to WFTV-TV, a Royal Caribbean cruise ship that departed from Port Canaveral, Florida, recently caught fire in Jamaica, leading to burn injuries for a crewmember.
The news outlet reported that Freedom of the Seas experienced a fire in its mechanical space as the ship was pulling into Falmouth, Jamaica on July 19.
“The ship’s fire suppression system was immediately activated, which contained and extinguished the fire. In an abundance of caution, the captain mustered all guests at their assembly stations,” Royal Caribbean said in a statement, according go WFTV.
The crewmember who was injured in the incident reportedly suffered first-degree burns. No passengers were harmed, according to reports.
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