A fire broke out on Monday, Sept. 7 aboard Carnival Cruise’s Liberty. Apparently the fire started in one of the ship’s engine rooms.
No one was injured in the fire. Passengers and crew were safe.
The first began while the cruise ship was docked on the Island of St. Thomas, according to a statement from the U.S. Coast Guard.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Reports stated that the fire was extinguished by the boat’s automated fire extinguishing system. A statement from Carnival said that all guests were evacuated to shore during the fire.
CARNIVAL LIBERTY STATEMENT
September 7, 2015 – 2:15 pm EDT
Earlier today, while the Carnival Liberty was docked in St. Thomas, there was a fire in the ship’s engine room. There were no reported injuries to guests or crew. All guests are ashore in St. Thomas. Crews are working to confirm the fire has been completely extinguished.
The cause of the fire has yet to be determined. Updates will be provided as additional information becomes available.
Carnival Liberty is on the second day of a seven-day Caribbean cruise that departed San Juan yesterday.
See statement below or visit Carnival Cruise’s website for more information.
While not always an “up to date” website, ShipDetective.com offers a look at cruise ship fires that have occurred over the years.