A passenger on the Freedom of the Seas sent us a copy of the video that he took of the fire.

There are a couple of things to note.

First, as you can hear on the video, this passenger and his wife were on their balcony and had seen black smoke 15 minutes earlier. The ship is still at sea at this point, approaching the port of Falmouth Jamaica. It then took approximately 20-25 minutes for the cruise ship to finally dock at Falmouth. So the ship was burning for about 35 to 40 minutes before it reached port in Jamaica.

Many media outlets erroneously reported that the fire broke out when the ship was docked at port.  

There are no crew members seen on or around the deck in the video, although you can catch a glimpse of one crew member with a wet vacuum cleaner at the very end.

The fire has obviously spread from the engine spaces at the bottom of the ship up to the top deck above the Viking Crown lounge.

The video was taken by Michael Alden.

 

  • Alex

    that looks so scary but it’s an experience I got really exited when I heard the alarms

  • Mirna

    Hey we’re u on from 7/26-08/02? I was, and heard about it.