Technical Glitch Causes Carnival Cruise Ship To Tilt
According to USAToday, there was chaos on a Carnival Cruise ship after the ship began to tilt due to a technical issue. According to Carnival, the incident lasted “approximately one minute.” Despite it lasting approximately one minute, passengers aboard the Carnival Sunshine ship were scared and there seems to have been chaos aboard the ship during the tilt.
“There was never any issue with the safe operation of the ship and our officers quickly intervened to correct the situation,” Carnival spokesperson AnneMarie Mathews told USA TODAY in an emailed statement. “Following the incident, evening events resumed for our guests and the ship proceeded on its Caribbean cruise as scheduled. We are very sorry for the disruption this caused.”
The statement to USAToday also added the ship remains fully operational and was scheduled to sail as on Friday as planned.
The pictures, however, show a very different picture. The images posted on Twitter shows broken glass and fallen debris in the dinning hall and duty free shop. It’s also important to note that the ship was not rocking or swaying, it was literally tilting on one side.
This is the inside of the Carnival Sunshine cruise ship on Sunday evening. @CarnivalCruise says the ship listed (tilted or leaned) because of a technical issue just hours after leaving @PortCanaveral.
(H/t to David Crews for the pictures) pic.twitter.com/usSaQsZBzG
— Clay LePard (@ClayLePard) October 31, 2018
@CarnivalCruise get me off this ship Carnival Sunshine. We just listed so bad that I am not comfortable being in this shop anymore. Water ran out if the pools glasses shattered in my room and drink spilled in my suitcase!
— Connie Calvert (@concal) October 29, 2018