|Carnival Splendor after fire in November, 2010|
Carnival Splendor Sails to San Francisco for Further Repairs
Today marks a major milestone in the long journey back to service for the Splendor.
UPDATE FEBRUARY 2, 2011 (click following link for latest)
Carnival Splendor has been out of service since Nov. 8, when a fire broke out in the ship’s engine room during a cruise to the Mexican Riviera. The 952-foot vessel was left without power while offshore of Ensenada. With more than 3,000 passengers aboard, Splendor was towed by tug boats into San Diego Bay on Nov. 11, led by the U.S. Coast Guard. Passengers disembarked at the B Street Cruise Ship Terminal and the ship was then moved to the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal on Nov. 18 for the industrial portion of the repairs.
Carnival Splendor will be accompanied by two tugs as a safety precaution during its multi-day voyage north, according to Coast Guard officials.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Carnival Cruise Lines is still saying that Carnival Splendor will return to service February 20, 2011. It operates year-round seven-day Mexican Riviera voyages from Long Beach. Since Carnival Splendor is one of the last ships in this market, this is very important to the West Coast economy as well as tourism in the Mexican Riviera.
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