Carnival Cruise Ship Stranded Off of Mexican Coast, 4500 Onboard – A fire ripped through the engine room of the Carnival Cruise Ship ‘Splendor’, leaving it disabled off the Mexican coast. There are 4,500 people onboard.
It was located about 55 miles off of northern Baja California, which isn’t too far from San Diego.
Tugboats were expected to reach the ship by mid-day on November 9, but it is unclear as to when the ship will be reach the nearest town, which is the Mexican town of Ensenada. The Coast Guard did say it would take to two tugboats approximately 24 hours to get to port.
The U.S. Navy has also stepped in to help out, with the USS Ronald Reagan sending a helicopter carrying 35 pallets of supplies to the cruise ship.
Needless to say, the voyage, which started out in Long Beach, was canceled and guests will receive refunds for their little escapade.
If you ask me, what happened to these guys is more of an adventure then whatever their scheduled cruise could have ever offered: a fire disabling the ship, causing it to drift aimlessly at sea, the Coast Guard and Navy helping out, tugboats carrying the ship back to port. Now THAT’S an adventure!