Royal Caribbean's ship Splendour of the Seas has caught on fire this morning while sailing near the Greek islands in the Mediterranean.
According to UTV in London, an Irish passenger reported: “There’s thick acrid smoke all over the cabins. We can constantly smell smoke. Smoke here. Smoke everywhere. Everywhere on the ship we can smell smoke".
The crew have been summoned to their emergency stations for many hours. Currently, the ship is heading toward Venice.
There were no deaths and the cruise line claims that there were no injuries. However, a passenger commented that "many elderly and disabled passengers appeared to be struggling. Everything is smoke damaged. The smell of burning plastic and burning rubber was very thick on our floor so everything in our room is contaminated.”
Royal Caribbean tweeted: "#SplendourOfTheSeas experienced a fire this morning in 1 of its engine rooms. Fire was contained & extinguished, all systems are functioning."