Powerless Carnival Cruise Line Arrives in San Diego
The Carnival Cruise Line – the Splendor left Long Beach, California last Sunday for a seven-day cruise to the Mexican Riviera. The cruise ship was appropximately 200 miles south of San Diego when there was an engine fire. The fire occured on Monday, and it cut off power to the ship, so there was no air conditioning, or electricity. Passengers with interior cabins had no windows and no electricity for light.
With nearly 4500 people aboard the cruise ship, it was adrift until four tug boats were able to reach it. The U.S.S. Ronald Reagan was diverted to assist the ship and provided supplies to the passengers.
There are four tug boats that are towing it to San Diego Harbor at a fairly slow pace of approximately 6 knots. This is due to the size of the ship as it is approximately 952 feet. The passsengers will be bussed back to Long Beach. After that, the Splendor will be towed back to Long Beach, CA. The passengers are now in the process of getting off the ship for their ride back to Long Beach, CA.
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Sharon Paxson REALTOR®