Shipyard VP: Cruise ship to be repaired in Bahamas

KASEY JONES
Shipyard VP: Cruise ship to be repaired in Bahamas

BALTIMORE (AP) — The vice president of the Grand Bahama Shipyard says the Royal Caribbean cruise ship forced to cut a sailing short after a fire broke out onboard the vessel will be repaired at the facility.

Reuben Byrd says a crew hasn't yet done a full assessment of the Grandeur of the Seas. He says the shipyard is working with the cruise line to assess the needed repairs.

He also says the cause of the fire isn't known yet, but he thinks it will be a big job for the shipyard.

A Royal Caribbean spokeswoman did not immediately return calls or emails about the repairs Tuesday afternoon.

The ship left Baltimore on Friday for a seven-night cruise.