Carnival Splendor Fire off Coast of Mexico: Ship Stranded
Carnival Splendor Catches Fire off Ensenada
The Carnival Splendor cruise ship is stranded off the coast of Ensenada, Mexico after an engine room fire. No injuries were reported in the Carnival Splendor fire, but the ship was left without power. Tugboats have been dispatched to bring the Carnival Splendor into port at Ensenada, but will not reach the stricken ship until midday November 9.
Meanwhile, the US Navy is bringing food to the passengers and crew of the Carnival Splendor, flying supplies from Coronado, California to the USS Ronald Reagan, which will make its way toward the Carnival Splendor and dispatch helicopters to deliver the food.
If you have friends or family aboard the Carnival Splendor, call 1-888-290-5095.
Though the situation is dire for Carnival Splendor passengers, it could be worse: at least the indoor plumbing is working.
Passengers will receive a full refund and reimbursement for expenses in returning to Long Beach, the cruise company, Miami-based Carnival Cruise Lines, said.
While air-conditioning, hot-food and telephone services remain inoperable, the flush toilets have been restored to service, the company said.
The ship, which measures 113,000 gross registered tons and first entered service in July 2008, is carrying 3,299 guests and 1167 crew.