A fire broke out yesterday aboard the Explorer of the Seas, according to a passenger on the cruise ship who wishes to remain anonymous. He provided the following information:

“We had a fire onboard Explorer OTS yesterday.

Apparently in a store room on the sports deck.

Lots of staff in fire PPE (personal protective equipment) running around, lots of smoke,

Deck 13 and parts of deck 12 were closed

Captain made an announcement saying fire was under control but there was damage to the area.”

There are no reports of injury to either guests or crew members.

The Explorer of the Seas left Miami on September 16th and was scheduled to arrive today in Bonnaire, Curacao tomorrow September 21st, and Aruba on September 22nd before returning to Miami on September 25th.

This fire is the latest of several cruise ship fires in the last four months.

Last week, what was described as a “small fire” broke out on the Celestyal Crystal while the vessel was docked in Rhodes, Greece. On September 1st, a fire occured on the Quantum of the Seas as it sailed on an Alaskan itinerary, according to a Royal Caribbean crew member who wished to remain anonymous. On May 25th, a fire broke out in the funnel of the Carnival Freedom, while the cruise ship was in Grand Turk, and was widely reported.

There was a prior fire in February of 2003 on deck thirteen of the Explorer of the Seas.

Fortunately, there were no injuries to any passengers or crew members in these incidents.

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