UPDATE: 1-carnival cruise liner stuck at port with generator problem
ST. MAARTEN: U.S Coast Guard officials confirmed to Daily News in e-mails this morning that a carnival cruise is in fact stuck at port with a severe generator problem. According to passengers, they are reportedly being held on board and not being let off — almost similar to the last Carnival disaster.
Coast Guard official Ryan Doss told reporters that the reasoning behind manning everybody on ship, is ‘accountability’. ”Right now the passengers are being kept on board the ship for accountability reasons,” Doss said. “They were scheduled to leave today so the captain has decided to have everybody remain on board at this time.”
A concerned passenger spoke to CNN telling the news outlet that passengers were being given very limited information — and were forced to stay aboard with ‘heavily overflowing toilets’.
We are not allowed off of the boat despite the fact that we have no way to use the restrooms on board,” Jonathan Evans of Reidsville, North Carolina, said in an e-mail early Thursday. “The cruise director is giving passengers very limited information and tons of empty promises. What was supposed to take an hour has turned into 7-plus hours.”
Daily News reporter Evan Darcel contacted Carnival Cruises for comment: This is what we received
‘The ship itself never lost power. There were periodic moments when the power was out, but it never consecutively lost power for a substantial amount of time’
The horrifying news comes just days after Carnival cruise first announced that they will be conducting a comprehensive review of all 23 of their ships.
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