CBS 11 Header TXA 21 Header MeTV Header KRLD Header The Fan Header
HAPPENING TODAY: Join KRLD from 10a-7p in Downtown Carrollton as our Your Hometown Tour continues!

Consumer News

Fire On Deck Of Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

494849761 10 Fire On Deck Of Royal Caribbean Cruise ShipCelebrating National Underwear Day

465887719 Fire On Deck Of Royal Caribbean Cruise ShipFacebook Users – Beware The App!

 alt=JLo Shows Off Her Best Assets In New Cover

904255 10 Fire On Deck Of Royal Caribbean Cruise ShipRemembering Robin Williams

 alt=Musicians Then And Now


VOTE: Best Coaches In American Sports

(credit: Royal Caribbean Cruises)

(credit: Royal Caribbean Cruises)

BAHAMAS (AP/CBS 11) —Passengers on board Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd’s Grandeur of the Seas ship strapped on their life jackets today.

The cruise ship touring the Bahamas changed course and headed to port after a fire broke out early on Monday morning.

The fire on board the ship started on the aft mooring deck and was put out quickly by crews at 4:58 a.m., Royal Caribbean reported on Twitter.

Company representatives said all 2,224 passengers and 796 crew members were safe and accounted for after the fire. Two guests were treated for fainting, one for high blood pressure and another for cramps.

The ship was heading to CocoCay in the Bahamas before it had to divert course to Freeport, Bahamas for repairs and evaluation.

Some guests will remain in their staterooms, while others with rooms near the site of the fire will be put up in hotels.

Company executives were expected to meet with guests and crew members in Freeport.

The cruise ship industry has suffered from negative publicity arising from a string of incidents, including a norovirus outbreak on Royal Caribbean’s Vision of the Seas ship in March.

Carnival Corp & Plc’s Costa Concordia ran aground last year and an engine-room fire in February left another Carnival ship stranded at sea for days.

(©2013 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

Also Check Out:




Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 42,319 other followers