Carnival Pride Fire, Carnival Cruise Lines Fire near Baltimore, Maryland – May 16, 2009, a fire broke aboard Carnival Cruise Lines’, Carnival Pride Cruise Maryland Terminal Baltimore.
An internal company report says that the fire was large enough for 35 fire extinguishers to be used to fight the fire that killed the ships internet service.
How the officers and crew aboard the ship managed to explain the internet being out, is yet to be discovered, but clearly passengers weren’t told there was a fire aboard. In fact, it seems nearly impossible that was a fire of that size took place aboard and not a word of it was uttered in the rumor mills over at Cruise Critic and other solid pro-industry websites. Still, that is the case.
The official cruise line record states, in part, “. . . on May 16, 2009 while underway from Freeport Bahamas to Baltimore Maryland, a fire started onboard the vessel in the battery room. The fire was extinguished and a re-flash watch was set. The Safety Officer reported that the area is clear of smoke and the temperature dropped down to acceptable values.
He also stated that the battery room supported non essential safety equipment onboard the vessel such as internet services. The vessel docked at South Locust Point terminal with no further incident occurring and they refilled all 35 fire extinguishers used during the fire.”