Stranded Cruise Ship
November 10, 2010 by staff
Stranded Cruise Ship, What began Sunday as a luxurious cruise accommodation of 4,500 people has simply become a flotation device from 952 feet, without air conditioning, hot water or telephone service.
Passengers stranded 200 miles south of San Diego on the coast of Mexico are being towed to shore after the ship lost power on Monday when the engine room caught fire for unknown reasons. No one was injured in the fire. became auxiliary power Monday night to allow a stream of cold water.
A tug towing Mexico has slowly begun Carnival Splendor to Ensenada, Mexico, where 80 buses an escort for Americans across the border. It is likely that two tugs eventually help in the effort.
The cruise departed from Long Beach, in what is supposed to be a seven-day trip. Carnival Splendor place should reach the coast sometime last week. The boat will travel 132 miles nautical less than ideal conditions, with strong winds and waves.
Meanwhile, the crew is to provide passengers with snacks, cold drinks and entertainment. “There are activities for children, quizzes and musical performances and answers provided by our artists,” Carnival spokesman Vance Gulliksen Cruise Lines reportedly told The Union-Tribune.
The cruise has been in contact with the U.S. Coast Guard, which alerted the Navy of Mexico and the U.S. Navy, including aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan to send thousands of kilos of supplies and food purchased by cruise line passengers.
Carnival Splendor restitution to all guests.
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