More Than 500 Evacuated in Ship Fire Near Puerto Rico

August 17, 2016 2:05 PM

12 0

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — More than 500 passengers were being evacuated on Wednesday from a ship that caught fire about a mile off Puerto Rico's north coast.

The fire was still burning aboard the Caribbean Fantasy, a combination cruise and ferry vessel, as the U.S. Coast Guard prepared a mass-rescue craft to bring passengers safely to the San Juan harbor.

Also read: Coast Guard to look at jetty in Jose Fernandez boat crash

Read more

To category page