Last Friday evening, there were comments on social media that a fire had broken out on the Carnival Sunshine which caused damage to a passenger balcony.  

The initial comments, on Facebook, were to the effect that the cabin was located on deck 6, fire doors were closed and a number of firefighters responded to the

Early Saturday morning, a salvage team towed the still smoldering Caribbean Fantasy ferry to the harbor in San Juan, after the U.S Coast Guard had approved a towage plan. 

The Coast Guard published a video of the vessel being towed as well as photographs of the fire, fire fighting efforts and evacuation of the ferry

Caribbean FantasyNews sources are reporting that the Caribbean Fantasy ferry has caught fire after sailing from the Dominican Republic to San Juan, forcing passengers to evacuate the vessel.

The fire reportedly broke out as the Caribbean Fantasy sailed near Puerto Rico’s north coast, according to the Mirror

Photographs posted on social media show show the black

Med StarVessel Finder reports that on August 9th, the ro-ro (roll on / roll off) passenger ferry Med Star caught on fire while in port in in Tripoli, Lebanon.

The ferry was preparing to depart for Turkey when the fire was spotted by the crew.

"The fire quickly engulfed the ferry as the crew and local

Moby ZaraYesterday, the Moby Zaza, a "roro" (roll on / roll off) ferry operated by Italian ferry company Moby Lines, caught fire at the passenger terminal in Nice, France.

A bystander sent us a short video of the fire while it was happening. 

Today, the Maritime Herald published a short article, stating that the fire erupted

Fred Olsen Black WatchAccording to the Cruise Capital website in the U.K., "a fire broke out aboard Fred Olsen Cruise Line’s Black Watch this morning as the ship made its way to Madeira."

The fire, which started in the auxiliary engine room reportedly damaged three engines used to generate power onboard the cruise ship.

Cruise Capital said that the

Carnival SplendorA crew member on the Carnival Splendor informed me that on the morning of March 24th, “we had emergency alarm on pa of a fire then several more announcements saying it was not a fire just smoke coming out of an electrical locker still peoples cabins had smoke and force people to wait till going

Cruis EuropaNews Maritime reports that a fire erupted in the galley of the ferry Cruise Europa during a voyage from Ancona, Italy to Igoumenitsa-Patras, Greece.

The fire reportedly started in a galley, but the fire sprinkler system stopped the spread of the fire and extinguished it. There are reports that the ship’s galley was slightly damaged