Shipyard VP: Cruise ship to be repaired in Bahamas

Grand Bahama Shipyard vice president says Royal Caribbean cruise ship will be repaired there

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Passengers from the Royal Caribbean's Grandeur of the Seas cruise ship, which caught fire during its voyage from Baltimore to the Bahamas, leave a security checkpoint after arriving on a charter flight at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Tuesday, May 28, 2013, in Linthicum, Md. Royal Caribbean said the fire occurred early Monday and was extinguished after about two hours with no injuries reported. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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.

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