Yesterday, water reportedly flooded down the central stairwell on the new MSC Seaview while the ship was cruising in the Mediterranean. The spectacle was filmed by a number of cruise passengers with one such video being posted on the home page of MSC Seaview Fans on Facebook.
Some people commented that there must have been a broken pipe, although exactly what caused the water to pour from the stairwell ceiling is not clear. Other commented that there was a thunderstorm in Barcelona yesterday, although that does not really explain why the water poured into the ship. Other comments were to the effect that this is a new ship just out of the shipyard, which had its inaugural cruise in June of this year.
You can see the video here (after we posted this article the video was removed):
The incident is reminiscent of a water break on the Carnival Dream last May, which flooded around fifty guest cabins on the Carnival cruise ship.
“Ship happens” as they say, especially at sea. It looks like a lot of mopping and clean-up by the hard working MSC crew members.
Video credit: Screenshot from video by Corrado Brignolo via MSC Seaview Fans Facebook page.