The Carnival Freedom cruise ship departed from Port Canaveral on Monday.
While docked in Grand Turk, it caught on fire. The fire started in the ship’s funnel.
According to Blake, a passenger on the Carnival Mardi Gras, which was in the dock next to the Freedom, “The Carnival Freedom’s funnel/exhaust system is currently on fire in Grand Turk’s port.”
Carnival released the following statement: Freedom’s emergency response team quickly activated and extinguished a fire inside the ship’s funnel.
According to a passenger, everyone is okay. “We are all safe and were able to disembark as planned. As to what happens next, we have no clue.” Carnival is assessing the situation.
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