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Cruise Ship Fire

Coast Guard is responding to a fire aboard a 952-foot cruise ship located 150 miles south of San Diego. The CARNIVAL SPLENDOR reportedly had a fire in the vessel engine room.

The vessel has 3,299 passengers on board and a crew of 1,167, all of whom are reported without injuries at this time. The vessel is Panamanian flagged and sails out of Long Beach, California, to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Good Samaritan vessels are on the scene and Coast Guard Cutters Edisto, Morgenthau and Aspen are anticipated to arrive on the scene at around 3:00 P.M. today.

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