Nightly News   |  May 27, 2013

Fire breaks out on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship

No serious injuries were reported after a fire aboard “Grandeur of the Seas” sent more than 3,000 passengers and crew members to evacuation stations. NBC’s Mark Potter reports.

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>>> there was another scare aboard a cruise ship at sea early this morning. a fire broke out aboard the royal caribbean grander of the seas on its way from baltimore to the bahamas . no one was seriously hurt. the ship still has power but it is another black eye for an industry still reeling from a series of high profile mishaps. we get our report tonight from nbc's mark potter .

>> reporter: with fire damage visible the royal caribbean international grandeur of the seas arrived in the bombers whe -- bahamas where it remains tonight. a fire broke out on the third deck of the aft mooring area and then spread to the fourth deck. it was put out in two hours n. a written statement the cruise line said all 2,224 guests an 796 crew have been accounted for. there have been no injuries of guests or crew reported. the newly renovated grandeur of the seas is based in baltimore and was on a seven-night cruise to florida and the bahamas . as seen in this cell phone video, when the fire broke out off west in the bahamas the captain ordered all passengers to emergency assembly stations although no one was evacuated. the national transportation safety board and the u.s. coast guard are joining the bahamas in trying to determine the cause of the fire.

>> reporter: it comes on the heels of several other cruise ship incidents. most notably the carnival triumph which lost power in february and was adrift for days without working toilets. royal caribbean international says it will return all of its passengers on the grandeur to baltimore tomorrow. mark potter , nbc news, miami.