Carnival Cruises has another stalled ship, this one beset with an emergency power malfunction, and is preparing to fly passengers home from the Caribbean island of St. Maarten.
A passenger on the Carnival Dream, based in Port Canaveral, Fla., notified the Coast Guard in Miami on Thursday morning that the ship was having problems. After the Coast Guard began investigating, ship officials notified them that the trouble was their emergency diesel generator, which powers the ship’s propulsion system, according a Coast Guard spokeswoman, Petty Officer 3rd Class Sabrina Laberdesque. The ship had stalled during a seven-day cruise before docking at St. Maarten, she said.
News of the Carnival Dream's troubles comes a month after the Carnival Triumph made headlineswhen it lost power during a four-day Mexican cruise out of Galveston, Texas. The outage stranded more than 4,000 passengers and crew, and the ship had to be towed out of the Gulf of Mexico to Mobile, Ala.
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