As reported at gCaptain.com, Carnival Puts Cruise Fleet Under Microscope After Triumph Fire
Here are a few highlights from the article:
Carnival Corp has launched a comprehensive review of its entire fleet after a fire crippled one of its ships last month, and will share its findings across the industry, Carnival Cruise Lines’ chief executive told a conference on Tuesday.
“We’ve started a comprehensive review of our entire fleet,” Carnival Cruise Lines President and Chief Executive Gerry Cahill told the annual Cruise Shipping Miami conference.
“It will take us a little bit of time to complete it but you can rest assured that it is our highest priority in the entire organization, it is the thing we are most focused on and we will come up with some solutions that we can implement across our fleet,” he said.
Who will be reviewing the cruise line’s boats?
The company has assembled teams of fire safety experts, naval architects, electrical and mechanical engineers and engine manufacturers to conduct its own investigation, Cahill added.
Will this review have any impact on better safety conditions for passengers?
Cruise executives frequently say the attention lavished on their competitors’ new ships creates a rising tide of demand that benefits them all. Accidents cause similar ripples throughout the industry.
“The recent Triumph incident affects all of us,” said Christine Duffy, president and chief executive of CLIA, which represents 58 cruise lines worldwide. “Even though such incidents are rare, we don’t underestimate their impact.”
Questions still linger for passengers.
Though the engine fire did not cause any injuries to passengers, the harsh and disgusting conditions passengers faced afterward have given rise to certain questions.
Some of those questions that will potentially be asked are:
- I was a passenger on the Carnival Triumph – what are my rights?
- Can I file a claim against Carnival?
- Can I get my money back for the cruise?
- I lost time at work – what are my options?
- Should I join a class action
- Should I speak with a cruise injury lawyer about my specific situation?
If you wish to speak with an attorney about the Carnival Cruise incident (or any other accident or injury sustained while on a cruise) please contact Waks & Barnett, P.A., a Miami based law firm specializing in cruise injury claims.
The phone number for Waks and Barnett, P.A. is 800-905-2891.
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