Several people on the Carnival Pride tell me that a fire occurred in the engine room of engine no. 1 last night.
One passenger described the fire as involving an explosion of the engine.
The fire was extinguished and the Pride was delayed arriving at the next port (Half Moon Cay) today.
One passenger sent photographs of a crew member / fireman in a 4th deck hallway getting dresssed for the fire and passengers on deck wearing lifevests.
10 days ago, a fire broke out on the Carnival Liberty when the cruise ship was in St. Thomas USVI.
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Carnival released the following statement:
MIAMI — At approximately 1.15am this morning, the Carnival Pride experienced a mechanical failure of one of its diesel generators which triggered the automated fire suppression system. It is unclear as to whether there was an actual fire and the matter is presently under investigation. At no time did the ship lose power and the vessel is currently continuing on its itinerary which involves a seven-day cruise from Baltimore that departed Sunday. The ship is currently in Half Moon Cay in the Bahamas for its regularly scheduled port visit there. There were no injuries to guests or crew and all safety, hotel and other operational systems are fully functional.
Carnival subsequently added the followng statement:
"CCTV footage has confirmed that there was not an actual fire, only smoke."