Carnival Splendor Catches Fire Off Mexico, Ship Dead in the Water

Update: Tugs have been dispatched from Long Beach to tow the stricken cruise ship to Ensenada, Mexico to disembark passengers.

An early morning fire on Monday in the engine room on the Carnival Splendor has left the ship dead  in the water in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Mexico.  The 952-foot Carnival Splendor is one of Carnival Cruise Lines’ biggest ships at 113,000-tons with a reported compliment of 3,299 passengers and 1,167 crew members.   The fire is reported to be extinguished and there are  no reported injuries

The U.S. Coast Guard has sent three cutters and a helicopter and the Mexican Navy is reported to have sent a patrol boat and aircraft.

Carnival Splendor Catches Fire Off Mexico, Ship in Limbo

Coast Guard responds to fire aboard cruise ship en route to Puerto Vallarta

Thanks to Irwin Bryan for the heads up.

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11 Responses to Carnival Splendor Catches Fire Off Mexico, Ship Dead in the Water

  1. Carnival Cruises Miami office has an update on their website. There are 3299 guests (passengers) and 1167 crew on board making a total of 4466 persons. Ships fire crews battled the Engine Room fire and a later re-flash successfully. There is no mention of lifesaving equipment being deployed so all hands remain aboard. No A/C, hot food service, flushing toilets or telephones are available but it is being worked on. The current plan is to tow the vessel to Ensenada, Mexico and get passengers off and home.
    Good Watch.

  2. Rick says:

    Thanks for the update.

  3. Hope no one is injured.
    Could be call adventure as long as everybody is safe

  4. Rick says:

    No reports of injuries, thus far. Just a major inconvenience.

    Without air conditioning, flush toilets or hot food, the one thing I suspect it isn’t is a “Fun ship.”

  5. Whew, the toilets are now working but still no hot food. This is going to be a lesson to all the cruise lines on looking after 4500 or more persons when things go wrong. What if they had had to evacuate to the life-saving craft? Here’s hoping that they will pay attention to points we Safety Officers, both active and retired, have been making for years. Ah! there’s that “whiff of health and safety” again Gavin!!
    Good Watch.

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