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(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) — The 512 passengers on board the Caribbean Fantasy have been safely evacuated after a fire broke out in the ship’s engine room earlier Wednesday.

The large ship was traveling from Puerto Rico to Santo Domingo, a route it travels several times a week.

The U.S. Coast Guard was in the process of assisting with the evacuation of 26 crew members.

The passenger ship was one mile from the San Juan Harbor, off the coast of Puerto Rico, when it caught fire.

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