SEATTLE -- A boiler room fire in the Holland America ship Westerdam forced it to turn around and head back to Seattle.
The ship was on its way to Alaska when the fire broke out.
The Coast Guard said the fire was put out, but flared up again.
A tugboat escorted the ship back to Pier 91 where it could be inspected.
There are 2,086 guests and 798 crew onboard. No injuries were reported.
Holland America releeased this statement Saturday night:
There has been a small fire in one of the boiler rooms onboard ms Westerdam as she sailed from Seattle earlier this evening which was quickly extinguished. All guests and crew are safe. Out of an abundance of caution and in coordination with the United States Coast Guard the ship has returned to Seattle. The ship is fully operational and there has been no impact on guest services. It is anticipated that the ship will depart again once the assessments are competed and continue her voyage to Alaska.