Carnival Splendor Cruise Ship Fire?

A seven-day cruise ship to the Mexican Riviera named Carnival Splendor got on fire.

The ship had a fire in an aft engine compartment. There were no injuries, but the fire knocked out several systems on the ship and left it without power.
There are nearly 4,500 passengers and crew are stranded off the coast of Mexico after an engine room fire cut power to their ship.

When are the passengers of the Carnival Splendor cruise going to be rescued? What started the fire?

asked by There in Places of the World | 2904 views | 11-09-2010 at 04:47 PM

Soon after the Carnival Splendor cruise set off from San Diego, a fire broke out in the engine room. Though no one was injured, it disabled the ship, the air conditioning, hot food and bathrooms. Add to the 3,299 guests on board another 1,167 crew members, that makes for a lot of angry people

None of the 4,000-plus passengers or crew members aboard was hurt. But the Carnival Splendor ship must wait for the arrival of boats that will tow it back to shore - a process that is expected to take about 24 hours.

The ship's normal itinerary includes stops in Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

The Carnival Splendor ship was in contact with the US Coast Guard, which deployed aircraft and ships. The US Navy was also diverting the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan from training maneuvers to help.

Guests will receive a full refund and reimbursement for transportation costs, and will also receive a complimentary future cruise equal to the amount they paid for this voyage.

answered by Plus | 11-09-2010 at 04:48 PM

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