Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Catches Fire in the Mediterranean

Royal Caribbean International’s cruise ship Splendour of the Seas caught fire in one of its its two engine rooms in the morning hours of October 22 while sailing to Argostoli, Greece.

The fire was contained and extinguished by the ship’s fire suppression system, according to Royal Caribbean.

20 crew members and 1 passenger were treated for smoke inhalation. One crew member is reportedly still being treated.

Some of the guests were also evacuated from their staterooms as a precaution.

Splendour of the Seas was able to continue with the voyage, but the setback forced the 1995-built cruise ship to omit a call to Argostoli in Greece, and proceed directly to the next stop of Venice, Italy.

All systems on the ship are reportedly functioning.

Splendour of the Seas is currently on a seven-night sailing that departed Venice on Saturday, October 17, and includes port calls to Kotor, Montenegro; and Corfu, Athens, Mykonos, and Argostoli in Greece.

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