Fire Hit Carnival Splendor Being Rescued By Tug Boats

November 10th, 2010 - 9:08 pm ICT by GD  

By Ranjan Bhaduri
carnival-splendor-fire-news-2Nov 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The carnival Splendor which was hit by a fire that led to the power outage and a stalemate situation is about to be rescued. The huge ship with thousands of passengers and crews onboard was stalled near the coast of Mexico on Monday morning and the passengers had to stay without some amenities for some time. The latest update is that commercial tug boats have reached the stranded cruise liner to take it to the port. The tug has begun towing the stranded cruise liner to Mexico’s Ensenada. To make things easier for the ship and its passengers more tug boats have been dispatched. Taking the 952-foot-long 113,000-ton ship to the port is no cakewalk and it may take anything close to 24 hours said the officials. Kevin Metcalf the Coast Guard Petty Officer said it would take till Wednesday before the ship reaches Ensenada.

The ship has not been damaged as such and the passengers are not in any danger said the crews of the ship. The basic equipments are functioning owing to the emergency generators and basic services such as water and sewage are also functioning in the ship. Of course the air conditioning system is dysfunctional but the good thing is that temperature is soothing. The guest can move about the ship without any problem and they can also access their cabins.

After being requested by the US Coast Guard the US Navy has instructed the ship USS Ronald Reagan to look after the delivery of essential supplies. The choppers will also be pressed into service, said the Navy. Once the passengers depart the ship, it will be taken to Long Beach, California.

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