A fire broke out earlier this morning on Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas and was subsequently contained and extinguished.
PHOTO: Freedom of the Seas cruise ship on fire at Falmouth Pier, Trelawny. Story coming up. pic.twitter.com/Zc3bvqrrTI— Jamaica Gleaner (@JamaicaGleaner) July 22, 2015
The Jamaica Gleaner posted a photo of Freedom of the Seas near Falmouth, Jamaica with black smoke coming from the ship.
11:07am UPDATE:Royal Caribbean has issued a statement that the fire occurred in a mechanical space and has been contained and extinguished. All systems are functioning.
#FreedomOfTheSeas experienced a fire this morning in a mechanical space. The fire was contained & extinguished, all systems are functioning.— RCLcorp (@RCLcorp) July 22, 2015
11:30am UPDATE: Royal Caribbean has issued a statement regarding the fire on Freedom of the Seas:
On July 22, 2015, Freedom of the Seas experience a fire in a mechanical space as the ship was pulling into Falmouth, Jamaica. 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. The ship is currently alongside in Falmouth and all systems are functioning.
Freedom of the Seas is currently on a seven-night sailing that departed Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Sunday, July 19, and includes port calls to Labadee, Haiti; Falmouth, Jamaica; George Town, Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Mexico.
11:42am UPDATE: Royal Caribbean reports Freedom of the Seas is docked in Falmouth, Jamaica as scheduled and all systems functioning.
#FreedomoftheSeas is alongside in Falmouth, Jamaica, as scheduled, and all systems are functioning.— RCLcorp (@RCLcorp) July 22, 2015
11:52am UPDATE: Royal Caribbean reports all guests have been accounted for and no injuries reported.
All guests onboard #FreedomoftheSeas have been accounted for and there are no reported injuries to any guests.— RCLcorp (@RCLcorp) July 22, 2015
12:10pm UPDATE: Royal Caribbean reports all crew members have been accounted for, with just one crew member treated for a first-degree burn.
All #FreedomoftheSeas crew members are safe and accounted for. One crew member was treated for a first-degree burn.— RCLcorp (@RCLcorp) July 22, 2015
12:29pm UPDATE: The Jamaica Gleaner has a video of smoke coming from Freedom of the Seas.
3:05pm UPDATE: Royal Caribbean announced Freedom of the Seas will continue with her regularly scheduled itinerary for the current sailing.
#FreedomoftheSeas current cruise will continue with its regular scheduled itinerary. Next stop is George Town, Grand Cayman, tomorrow.— RCLcorp (@RCLcorp) July 22, 2015
July 23 update: New photos of the fire damage to the stack