Cruise Ship Catches Fire at Sea

Passengers recall the horror of preparing to jump into lifeboats in the middle of the night.
1:51 | 05/27/13

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A developing story -- holiday nightmare unfolding after fire broke out -- yes another cruise ship. Alarms going off crew -- shouting and passengers terrified. Here's ABC's Matt -- in Miami tonight. Into the middle of the night. Passengers aboard royal reviewed read through this she's still going to wake told. -- put on like Jack. -- -- The ship with over 2200 passengers on board had left Baltimore Friday for the Bahamas with a fire broke out in golf and dining and bar area. Passenger Danielle Miller with all of the ship along with her friend Katie Coleman describing the scene at the Muster stations the fewer infections. We Gartner in a panic there are people I like -- -- -- The stern of the ship scorched no injuries and they -- never lost power. But -- harrowing experience passenger standing on deck for five hours before finally getting the all clear. -- all of where a couple people -- unit. People are throwing. It's the latest close call for the cruise industry in fact more than twenty fires have broken out on ships in just the past fifteen months. And yeah -- prior. February an engine room fire crippled carnival tri cities to which running down the hall. It was a relations disaster for portable. But Royal Caribbean has already -- its president to -- -- and -- these pictures of him surveying the damage and meeting with passengers. David tonight we learned that Royal Caribbean is canceling this trip now the NTSB and the Coast Guard are investigating this incident. But the cruise line says it's going to send everybody home. Compensate them and that all of its passengers aren't counted --

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