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Red Cross: Fire kills 2 on tourist ship carrying some 100 in Pacific Ocean off Costa Rica

  • Tourists who were rescued after a catamaran sank off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica are escorted from a Coast Guard station into a bus, in the port of Caldera, Costa Rica, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. The catamaran carrying dozens of foreign tourists was on a pleasure cruise when it capsized, emergency officials said. The boat that was on a day trip to the popular Tortuga Island, sank about 9 miles off the country’s Pacific Coast. (AP Photo/Enrique Martinez)

    Tourists who were rescued after a catamaran sank off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica are escorted from a Coast Guard station into a bus, in the port of Caldera, Costa Rica, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. The catamaran carrying dozens of foreign tourists was on a pleasure cruise when it capsized, emergency officials said. The boat that was on a day trip to the popular Tortuga Island, sank about 9 miles off the country’s Pacific Coast. (AP Photo/Enrique Martinez)  (The Associated Press)

  • Tourists who were rescued after a catamaran sank off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica await inside a coast guard station for transportation back to the City of San Jose, in the port of Caldera, Costa Rica, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. The catamaran carrying foreign tourists was on a pleasure cruise when it capsized, emergency officials said. The boat that was on a day trip to the popular Tortuga Island, sank about 9 miles off the country’s Pacific Coast. (AP Photo/Enrique Martinez)

    Tourists who were rescued after a catamaran sank off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica await inside a coast guard station for transportation back to the City of San Jose, in the port of Caldera, Costa Rica, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. The catamaran carrying foreign tourists was on a pleasure cruise when it capsized, emergency officials said. The boat that was on a day trip to the popular Tortuga Island, sank about 9 miles off the country’s Pacific Coast. (AP Photo/Enrique Martinez)  (The Associated Press)

  • Tourists who were rescued after a catamaran sank off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica wait inside a bus, in the port of Caldera, Costa Rica, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. The catamaran carrying foreign tourists was on a pleasure cruise when it capsized, emergency officials said. The boat that was on a day trip to the popular Tortuga Island, sank about 9 miles off the country’s Pacific Coast. (AP Photo/Enrique Martinez)

    Tourists who were rescued after a catamaran sank off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica wait inside a bus, in the port of Caldera, Costa Rica, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. The catamaran carrying foreign tourists was on a pleasure cruise when it capsized, emergency officials said. The boat that was on a day trip to the popular Tortuga Island, sank about 9 miles off the country’s Pacific Coast. (AP Photo/Enrique Martinez)  (The Associated Press)

A Red Cross spokesman says two people have died in a fire on a tourist ship off Costa Rica's Pacific Coast.

Spokesman Freddy Roman says the fire broke out Thursday morning on the vessel, which was carrying about 100 people.

It was located off the coast of Punta Leona.