Carnival Inspiration Fire, Carnival Cruise Lines – February 7, 2007, a passenger aboard Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Inspiration was awake in her cabin having difficulty breathing.
She is met by a crew member who escorted her to the stairwell. The crew member returned to the cabin and discovered a purse smoldering in the chair.
The crew member placed the purse in the bathroom sink and extinguished it using water from the faucet.
An investigation of the incident could not determine the actual cause of the fire. An FBI agent also conducting an investigation determined that the passenger’s actions were not criminal in nature and she was released.