The 'Caribbean Fantasy' ferry was travelling near Puerto Rico's north coast when the blaze broke out
More than 500 passengers and crew have been evacuated from a cruise ship after it caught fire in the Caribbean.
Police say smoke was spotted aboard the 'Caribbean Fantasy' ferry as it travelled near Puerto Rico's north coast.
Puerto Rican authorities have said that the ferry passengers were evacuated safety and no injuries have been reported.
Pasajeros del Ferry Caribbean Fantasy llegan seguros al muelle de San Juan. pic.twitter.com/msHu5UqlTX— Autoridad de Puertos (@PuertosPR) August 17, 2016
State and federal emergency services are currently in the area, and photos taken by helicopter pilots have captured the extend of the blaze:
FOTOS- Desde helicóptero de FURA pilotos captan la emergencia que se sucitó en el ferry Caribbean Fantasy. pic.twitter.com/PCH38OWBI7— Policía Puerto Rico (@PRPDNoticias) August 17, 2016
As of yet, it is unclear what caused the fire.