Carnival told a television station last evening that after an "electrical breaker failed," the Triumph cruise ship lost power. This "affected ventilation in the ship’s incinerator, sending smoke into limited areas of three decks."
Well, that’s not what the Cruise Director told the passengers last evening on the ship.
According to a passenger, the Cruise Director said that "frazzled wires" caused the smoke. This was broadcast over the intercom throughout the ship. The smoke from the electrical fire entered the ventilation system.
Here’s what the Cruise Director said in the video below:
"I’m telling you the truth right here. So folks, if there is a bit of smoke anywhere near you, head on up to the open decks. Just a couple of wires have been kind of frazzled. So big apologies about that. Once again, absolutely folks nothing to worry about at all. We’re getting the power restarted as soon as possible and we will be off and on our way. Thank you very much everybody."
Carnival also claimed that the power was off for a mere 8 minutes. Passengers are also disputing that too, saying that the propulsion was shut down for over an hour.
It seems like the "incinerator smoke" excuse is as bogus as the "8 minute" power loss excuse.
I’m still receiving a lot of information from the passengers who were on the cruise so check back on this story.
Photo Credit: Carnival Triumph – Reuters