Cruise ship fire: Over 3,000 people on board cruise ship

Cruise ship fire: A fire on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship forced more than 3,000 people to report to evacuation stations before the cruise ship fire was extinguished.

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    Adam Goldstein, president and CEO of Royal Caribbean International, speaks at the 29th annual Cruise Shipping Miami conference, March 12, in Miami Beach, Fla. A fire today on one of Mr. Goldstin's cruise ships caused the 'Grandeur of the Seas' to reroute to Freeport for repairs.
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A fire has been reported aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship that was on its way to the Bahamas.

According to cruise line's statement on its website, the fire occurred on the mooring area of deck 3 about 2:15 a.m. Monday aboard the ship Grandeur of the Seas and was quickly extinguished.

Miami-based Royal Caribbean says the 2,224 passengers and 796 crew members had to report to evacuation stations but that all are safe and have been accounted for. The cruise line also says the ship still has full power. No major injuries were reported.

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The ship left Baltimore on Friday for a 7-night cruise. It was on its way to CocoCay in the Bahamas, but instead went to Freeport, Bahamas, for further evaluation.


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