Coast Guard investigating small engine room fire on StarShip cruise in Tampa

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Starship Dinner Cruise ship at Channelside in Tampa FL in July 2006. (AP Photo/Ron Williams)

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – The Coast Guard is currently investigating an engine room fire that started on a Yacht StarShip cruise.

According to a StarShip Cruises spokesperson, the small fire happened Sunday during a Father’s Day brunch. Although the fire posed no threat to the crew members or passengers, they returned the ship back to the dock and passed out life jackets as a precaution.

All passengers were able to safely evacuate the ship. 

A Tampa Fire Rescue spokesperson said when they arrived at the dock, the fire was already extinguished. 

All StarShip passengers will be reimbursed for the total amount of the cruise. 

The Coast Guard is now investigating the cause of the fire. 

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