Skip to comments.Carnival cruise ship adrift off of Mexico after fire in engine room
Posted on 02/11/2013 3:57:42 AM PST by DoogleEdited on 02/11/2013 5:32:22 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
The Coast Guard says it is maintaining communication with a Carnival cruise ship that is adrift off of Mexico after a fire in an engine room.
The Coast Guard said in a news release personnel aboard the Carnival Triumph extinguished the fire and no one was injured. The ship is now operating on emergency power about 150 miles off southern Mexico's Yucatan peninsula.
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Well, at least it didn’t run aground. And hopefully the Captain isn’t an Italian fop and is still onboard.
...don’t think it will ever get that troublesome...soon to be under tow
“In January last year, the Costa Concordia, a luxury cruise ship operated by the Carnival Corp-owned Costa Cruises, capsized and sank ... “
Lousy writer. He makes it sound like the ship just up and decided to roll over. The ship capsized after the hot-dog captain decided to “buzz” the island so a crew member could wave to family & friends. Ripped the hull open on rocks, then it capsized & sank.
Had he never heard of rocks? Sonar? Charts? Sea room?
It was not the ship’s fault.
I think that crash had more to do with seamen (sic.) then it had to do with technology.
I have never had a desire to go on an ocean cruise. Why jam yourself into a room with tons of other people around? In recent years, some nasty virus rears its ugly head affecting many on board..and then these kind of things. Some of those ships are so tall they look like they will topple over.
I may consider a river cruise, maybe even a paddle wheel type...but not an ocean cruise.
With the way Mexican cartels have been emboldened lately I’m surprised there isn’t a fleet of fishing boats headed out to her all flying the black flag.
I sailed on her once and the only thing they burned was the steak...
This is the reason I never go on cruises. The ship stalls out, and it gets surrounded by giant squids, man-eating clams, cannibals and sharks. Drunken passengers fall on the deck, slide into the sea and get eaten. It’s not my idea of a good ending.
I wouldn't be able to ignore the obvious sense of impending doom.
Lighten up. Cruises are okay, but you’ll enjoy them more if you have a drinking problem. It’s an economical way to travel, the price is comparable to a hotel room, and the hotel visits places.
I think that movie was on last week.
If you are able to leave on a minute’s notice, and don’t really cared where you’re going.., you can get some incredible values on cruises..
Remember when Jeannie didn’t want Capt. Nelson to go on a big metal modern ship because it was too heavy to float?
“adrift.....” Yep, just like the United States. How long would you say it takes Carnival to go B.K.?
I was on that boat last June. We had a blast! The only things bad about that trip was the drive through Houston and the cruise wasn’t long enough.
LOL. Heck, my wife and daughter would probably “pay a little extra” for something like this to happen on the next one, just for the Adventure of it all.
Think of Carnival cruise liners as huge cattle cars ... adrift ... with engine fires.
Luckily, the Carnival Posedion was nearby.
A three hour tour...
A three hour tour...
We did a cruise in 1997.
I was bored to tears.
Tug boats have been dispatched to tow the ship to port in Progreso, Mexico, where it is expected to arrive on Wednesday afternoon, Carnival said in a statement on its Facebook page. The ship's 3,143 guests will then be flown from Progreso back to the U.S.
Fire in the engine room? Bummer of a location...
Thats a little melodramatic. Usually the ship loses power, no more running water and bathrooms dont work, then four thousand people jammed into a big sardine can spend several hot sweaty days having no good place to poop. More likely than the horror movie scenario, and probably just as pleasant. Id rather be eaten by man-eating clams.
Cruise ships, while underway, are floating tenements, operating under some nebulous standard of law. At least if my hotel on land loses power and water, I can walk somewhere else. I guess Cozumel and Cancun count as "places," so you got me there.
According to the radio news, there is no plumbing, i.e., working toilets and the tow will take 3 days. Said they are “working” to get “some” functioning. 4,000 passengers. Yuck.
Your sense of adventure is underwhelming. Cruise lines are anxious to protect their reputation and are liable to civil suits. In my admittedly limited experience, they’re ok, I suppose it depends are where you go and what you do.
Always buy trip insurance and pack lots of clean undies.. and socks. We cruised a pile of times over the last 30 years..
a 10-day Alaska cruise in and out of San Fran in late May is up next..
I never sailed on Carnival, mostly RCCL and Princess, just the luck of the draw, wifey is the big # cruiser , we have never been norovirused or too badly rocked and rolled.. It’s a great way to see things and not have to worry about driving a lot or having to cook.
ITALIANS ARE Lovers NOT CAPTAINS OF SHIPS!!!!!!!!
THE BEST ARE THE NORWEIGANS.
If you think that's bad, you should see Guam!
Reminds me of the definition of “Hell”
Where the food is British
The cars are French
The police are German
The lovers are Swiss
...and the whole thing is run by Italians
My mom was on a cruise in the 1970s that ran aground on some sand in the Bahamas. They were stuck for a couple of days and they had to helicopter liquor in.