Crew and guests aboard a Carnival cruise for a Caribbean vacation Monday were reportedly transported to dry land after the ship’s engine caught fire, reported Miami’s WPLG. The Coast Guard responded to the scene and the ship, Carnival Liberty, was docked in St. Thomas, a U.S. Virgin Island in the Caribbean. It is unclear why the engine of the 110 thousand-ton ship was on fire.
Coast Guard officials said that no one was hurt, and officials are working to determine whether the fire has been extinguished. Through the company’s Facebook page, Carnival Cruise line confirmed the incident Monday afternoon.
“The cause of the fire has yet to be determined,” the statement said. “Updates will be provided as additional information becomes available.”