Carnival cruise ship stuck at port with generator problem, propulsion failure


Problems continue to mount for Carnival Cruise Lines – today, the Carnvial Dream was stuck in  port in St. Maarten in the Caribbean with engine trouble.

According to Reuters report carried in Maritime Executive magazine’s online edition,

A Carnival Cruise Lines ship was stuck at port in St. Maarten in the Caribbean on Thursday with equipment trouble, a month after another Carnival vessel was disabled in the Gulf of Mexico by a fire, trapping thousands of passengers for nearly five days.

The captain of the Carnival Dream reported a problem with the emergency diesel generator, which controls the ship’s propulsion, a U.S. Coast Guard spokesman said.

he Carnival Dream’s captain had not confirmed the reports of malfunctioning toilets or power outages.

“And we asked,” Doss said. “The captain has reported that the main generator is still working. That generator is what controls everything else on the ship, such as power (and) sewage.”

Carnival Dream experiences engine failure

Just a few days earlier this week,

Carnival Cruise Lines President and Chief Executive Gerry Cahill said earlier this week that the company had launched a comprehensive review of its entire fleet after a fire crippled the Carnival Triumph in the Gulf of Mexico last month.

Read more here about Carnival’s review of its entire fleet:

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While issues like the Carnival Dream engine failure don’t necessarily impact the welfare of the cruise ship’s passengers or give reason for claims against the cruise line, it’s important to follow these news reports closely.

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