The guests on board a major cruise liner were scared when plumes of black smoke billowed from the ship’s smokestack fin.
The Carnival Cruise ship set out from Port Canaveral, Florida, earlier this week and caught fire on Thursday while parked in Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos Islands.
Onboard passengers informed WFLA that they had to gather at the muster station and don life jackets.
Despite the seriousness of the situation, no evacuation was ordered.
“Everyone is safe, and we were able to disembark on time. We have no idea what will happen next,” one traveler told the site.
Smoke and flames could be seen coming from the ship’s smokestack’s right fin in photos taken at the site.
The ship was recognized as the Carnival Freedom in one shot from the event in the Caribbean.
According to records, the ship left Port Canaveral on May 23 for a five-day cruise and is scheduled to return on Saturday.
The cause of the fire is unknown, but a cruise company representative claimed emergency crews were able to put it out swiftly.
According to the spokeswoman, all guests and team members were safe.CruiseMapper stated that the 948-foot yacht was built in 2007 and can accommodate 3,581 guests.
On Carnival Freedom’s website, the average cost of a four-day cruise is $424 per person.