Engine fire/power loss accident on Royal Caribbean's newest and largest ship Icon of the Seas

   June 26, 2024 ,   Accidents

On Tuesday, June 25, a fire was reported on RCI-Royal Caribbean International’s largest ship Icon of the Seas.

According to Nathaniel Derrenbacher, spokesperson for RCG/Royal Caribbean Group, the incident occurred while the vessel was berthed in Puerto Costa Maya (Mexico).

The fire was within a crew area (reportedly, in the engine room) and was promptly extinguished with no reported injuries.

The incident affected the electricity generation and caused a brief power outage. However, backup power generators were immediately engaged, and main power was swiftly restored.

Details regarding the exact location of the fire and the duration of the power outage were not disclosed by Derrenbacher.

The ship's schedule remained unaffected.

The 2024-launched Icon OTS (currently the world's largest cruise vessel/by both volume and capacity) is on a week-long Western Caribbean voyage that left Port Miami (Florida USA) on Saturday.

Icon OTS is scheduled to visit Cozumel (Mexico) on Wednesday, June 26th.

For more Icon OTS incidents and accidents see the ship's CruiseMinus page.