Carnival Freedom Catches Fire While Docked at Grand Turk

A carnival cruise ship caught fire while docked at Grand Turk this week. reports that the Carnival Freedom departed from Florida and arrived at Grand Turk several days later. Video of the incident shows the Freedom’s whitetail funnel smoking heavily.

Carnival says that it rapidly extinguished the fire.

“Carnival Freedom’s emergency response team quickly activated and extinguished a fire inside the ship’s funnel while the ship was in Grand Turk. All guests and crew are safe, and the ship’s guests were cleared by local authorities to go ashore. We continue to assess the situation. Carnival Freedom left Port Canaveral on Monday on a five-day cruise,” the company said in a statement.

As of now, Carnival has not identified the cause of the fire.

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