Hundreds rescued from burning ferry off Puerto Rico

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Hundreds of passengers were rescued Wednesday from a burning ferry off Puerto Rico.

A fire in the engine room of the Caribbean Fantasy, a passenger ship that travels between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, forced passengers to abandon the ship Wednesday morning.

Of the 512 passengers, 50 remain on board waiting to disembark to US Coast Guard boats, the Coast Guard’s Twitter account said shortly after 10 a.m. ET.

No injuries have been reported, the Coast Guard’s Jonathan Lally told CNN.

Pictures and video on social media show passengers evacuating the large ship to the smaller Coast Guard vessels.

First responders and local hospitals are ready to help passengers arriving in San Juan, the Puerto Rico Fire Department wrote on its Facebook page.

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