A crew member on Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas has suffered first degree burns in a fire on board the ship.

A fire broke out in a ‘mechanical space’ as the ship was pulling out of Falmouth, Jamaica, today.

A statement from Royal Caribbean said: “The ship’s fire suppression system was immediately activated, which contained and extinguished the fire. In an abundance of caution, the Captain mustered all guests at their assembly stations. 

“The ship is currently alongside in Falmouth and all systems are functioning.”

The ship is currently on a seven-night sailing from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Ports of call include Labadee, Haiti, George Town, Grand Cayman and Cozumel, Mexico.