Jim Walker of CruiseLaw.com is reporting that industry giant Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Splendor suffered an engine room fire this morning. The passengers that had boarded the 113,000grt vessel over the weekend were all told to go to the lido deck and await further instructions at 6:00 a.m. The fire was said to have been put out at 9:00 a.m. The U.S. Coast Guard is quoted as saying that the fire started up again temporarily.
There were 3 injuries as two guests and one crew member suffered panic attacks.
The ship is currently dead in the water, 55 miles west of Punta San Jacinto, Mexico. Once they regain power and propulsion to her she will immediately return to Long Beach. If they can’t get her back up and running, alternate plans will be made. Stay tuned.