Carnival Cruise Ship Catches Fire In Caribbean
Footage on Twitter shows black smoke and flames billowing from a Carnival cruise ship's smokestack docked at Grand Turk Island in Turks and Caicos.
"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 Cruise Line tweeted.
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 Cruise Line (@CarnivalCruise) May 26, 2022
Cruisemapper shows Carnival Freedom departed Port Canaveral, Florida, on May 23 and is on a five-day voyage around the Eastern Caribbean.
Footage posted on Twitter shows the cruise ship fire.
Internacionales. El Carnival Freedom salió de Port Canaveral, Florida, el lunes y estaba atracado en Grand Turk cuando estalló el incendio, dijeron los pasajeros. @CarnivalFreedom pic.twitter.com/GDknt2lWjq
— Marco T Monterola S. (@MarcoMonterola) May 26, 2022
— That Panda Guy (@SantaPanda39) May 26, 2022
— jen (@jenuienlyhappy) May 26, 2022
Fire this morning on the Carnival Freedom docked in Turks and Caicos… photo from Tanya Terry. Everyone is safe. pic.twitter.com/mNDIz01BQi
— James Spann (@spann) May 26, 2022
Ahhh…my sister, mom, nieces and family are on a bachelorette cruise on the Carnival Freedom and it has caught fire!!! What is going on??? I'm worried #danger #fire #carnival #cruiseship pic.twitter.com/faz08PfviU
— Jeremy Baker (@JeremyBaker2439) May 26, 2022
Aftermath of the Carnival Freedom fire in Grand Turk. We are parked next to them on the Carnival Mardi Gras pic.twitter.com/kURpGqRmHl
— Kellie (@kelkid3) May 26, 2022
Carnival has launched an investigation into what caused the fire.