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One Dead in Cruise Ship Fire

Published:Thursday | March 23, 2006 | 12:03 PM

A 72 year old man has been confirmed dead and eleven other passengers injured following a fire this morning aboard a cruise ship in Jamaican waters off the coast of Montego Bay.

The fire reportedly started about 4:30.

Our reporters from the Western Bureau have been monitoring the situation.

As we hear in this report from Claudine Housen emergency personnel from several disaster response agencies are currently assisting with the evacuation of the passengers: