The U.S. Coast Guard responded to a call from the Carnival Liberty cruise ship docked in St. Thomas, USVI regarding a fire aboard the vessel. According to a report from Local 10, the Coast Guard confirmed that they had extinguished a fire in the ship’s engine room, and reported no injuries as a result.
Carnival Cruises released a statement following the fire, reiterating that the fire occurred in the engine room of the ship and that no one was hurt during the episode. The ship’s guests were all on shore in St. Thomas at the time of the fire.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but the Coast Guard reported that the ship was stationary, moored in the harbor at the time of the spark. Everyone aboard the ship was able to evacuate in a timely manner.
As of now, it remains unclear when the ship will reopen for passengers and crewmembers. The cruise was on the second day of a seven day trip that would bring the ship from San Juan, Puerto Rico throughout the islands of the Caribbean.
There were 3,300 passengers and 1,100 crew members aboard the ship. It is unclear when the trip will resume, but the most important part is that nobody was hurt during the fire.