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Freedom Of The Seas Catches Fire

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Published Jul 22, 2015 5:44 PM by The Maritime Executive

The Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas cruise ship caught fire entering Jamaica Wednesday. One crew member was treated for first-degree burns, but no passengers were injured.

The ship departed from Cape Canaveral, Florida and was pulling into port in Falmouth at the time of the incident, and is now docked safely. The fire occurred in a mechanical space, according to officials, and on-board fire suppression systems quickly put out the flame.

Passengers were instructed to go to evacuation assembly stations as a precaution. Officials say all systems are operating normally.

The Freedom of the Seas has been sailing out of Central Florida since 2009, and the 1,112 foot ship is currently on a seven-night cruise that departed on Sunday.