What really happened on the Carnival Splendor

The Carnival Splendor is a new ship. Why would there be a fire in The Engine Room? The engines are still under warranty, right?

Let’s consider some facts: Maintenance schedule is behind on all ships. Also, everybody knows that Carnival tries to save money by having their own employees fixing the daily issues with the engine, instead of calling the Warranty Technicians. Have an inexperienced Indian boy and an Italian Staff Chief Engineer who doesn’t speak english at all and you’ve got yourself a disaster waiting to happen.

Two engine pistons blew up on the Splendor. The oil was so hot that they couldn’t put down the fire for 12 hours (Yes, that’s Twelve hours!). The blackout was so bad, they were not even able to lower the Life Boats. Imagine a full evacuation with no lifeboats!

How long do you think is gonna take  until we see the Carnival Splendor sailing again? Well, it takes about 6 months and a lot of money to fix the Engine issue…

So, who’s getting fired on the Splendor?

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7 Responses to What really happened on the Carnival Splendor

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    • He he, laid off cremember from the Hotel Department :))
      Not really laid off, not really crew member, but a whole team and not only from the Hotel Department, but from Deck and Engine too. Not talking about our friends from the Miami Office.

  4. Toby says:

    Please explain away why everyones cellphones went down on that ship also, huh?

    • Hey Toby,

      Are you talking about the crew’s Cellphones or the guests’ cellphones? If you’re interested about the guests’ ones there’s a simple answer for that: The cell network that everyone is using while out in the ocean is WMS (a cellphone subsidiary of MTN – the guys that provide that awful onboard Internet connection).

      WMS has a rack full of equipment onboard that is usually located in the AV Department’s Broadcast Room or the IS Department’s Computer Room. The rack is powered by onboard generators so when the power goes down, even with all the UPS systems in the room, the Cell network will die in a matter of minutes. Not only that, but the Cellphone repeaters spread onboard were not powered either so the reception for the wireless network went down to Zero.

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