Shipyard Fire Causes Damage to Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas Cruise Ship

June 11, 2014
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Editor's note: This article first appeared with information from Royal Caribbean stating that it was Anthem of the Seas that had suffered fire damage. We have since learnt that it was Quantum of the Seas.

(11:30 a.m. EDT) -- Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas has suffered 50,000 euros (approximately $68,000) of damage after fire broke out June 5 at the shipyard where it is being constructed.

The fire originated from a cabin on Deck 3 of the 167,800-ton, 4,180-passenger ship, which is being built at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany.

The production area was immediately evacuated and the fire was controlled and extinguished by onsite and regional fire services.

A statement from Royal Caribbean said: "Two people were treated for slight smoke poisoning at a hospital in Papenburg, no one else was harmed.

"Approximately EUR 50,000 worth of damage has been reported. The fire originated from a cabin on deck 3, however a cause has not yet been established."

A spokeswoman confirmed the fire will not affect the launch date for the ship.

--By Adam Coulter, U.K. Editor