Coast Guard Releases Final Report on 2010 Carnival Splendor Fire

The U.S. Coast Guard on Monday released the final report on the investigation into the 2010 fire onboard Carnival Cruise Lines' ship, Carnival Splendor. On November 8, 2010, an engine room fire knocked out power to the vessel while off the coast of Mexico with 3,299 passengers and 1,167 crew. The vessel was towed to the port of San Diego three days later and there were no … [Read more...]

The Cost of Rescue: Why Carnival Shouldn’t Pay and the U.S. Shouldn’t Accept

Should people pay for rescue when it's their fault?  I get asked that question often.  For years I was on a team that went out to the end result of someone else's bad decision and saved their backside - at great expense to the taxpayer I might add.   So it makes sense that I would think that the costs of those rescues should be recovered, right?  Well, I don't.  Not at all. Not … [Read more...]

Mega Cruise Ship – Mega Airplane – Mega Camera, Carnival Splendor Enters Drydock

Our friends at Telstar Logistics, with a tip from gCaptain member DH, bring us mega ships, planes and photos in their recent post A Very Big Airplane Helps a Very Big Cruise Ship Get a Very Big Engine Change. They write: The cruise ship Carnival Spendor just entered the big drydock in San Francisco, where she will undergo major repairs -- including an engine replacement. … [Read more...]

Repairs delayed for Carnival Splendor

Carnival Cruise Lines today announced that it has cancelled an additional five cruises aboard the Carnival Splendor after an engine room fire broke out in early November, stranding the vessel and its passengers off the coast of Mexico.  The delay is due to additional issues that were discovered during repairs and the arrival of parts manufactured in Europe. The cancellations … [Read more...]