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Weekend ReadsCarnival Cruise ship has technical issue causing ship to dramatically tilt to one side: 'It was pure chaos. Screams. Cries. Panic.'

00:55  02 november  2018
00:55  02 november  2018 Source:   msn.com

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CARNIVAL cruise ship Carnival Legend suffered a technical fault which caused the vessel to tilt suddenly, forcing passengers to hold on Carnival cruise - video showed plates smashed on the floor after the ship was rocked on its side . The video showed passengers trying to balance out the sudden

Carnival Cruise Line is a leader in contemporary cruising and operates 24 ships designed to provide fun and memorable vacation experiences at an outstanding value. As one of the most recognizable brands in the cruise business, Carnival Cruise Line has a broad appeal to families, couples, singles

Chaos and panic took over a Carnival cruise after the ship listed badly to one side shortly after leaving port Sunday evening.

The Carnival Sunshine was only a few hours offshore from Port Canaveral on the eastern coast of Florida when an issue with the fin stabilizer caused the dramatic tilt.

Fin stabilizers are found on each side of a ship at the bottom of the hull and provide resistance to the “excess rolling of the ship in either direction,” according to Marine Insight.

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Passengers traveling to Seattle aboard the Carnival Legend cruise ship got an adventure they didn't expect when the boat tilted to a knee-buckling Carnival says in a statement: " Carnival Legend experienced a technical issue related to the ship 's starboard steering gear which caused the ship

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Passengers on board said dishes went flying, glasses were breaking and furniture started to slide.

"I didn't think anything of it, since it's not uncommon for ships to rock back and forth. But it didn't rock back. It kept leaning," David Crews told News 6. "Plates and silverware started sliding off the tables. Then the tables themselves started to slide. Glasses and plates started to fall and shatter. At this point, it was pure chaos. Screams. Cries. Panic."

The ship returned to a more upright position and the cruise continued on as scheduled. Carnival issued an apology letter to guests on board, as well as a statement explaining what exactly caused the alarming incident, News 6 reports.

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Another day, another Carnival cruise ship is having issues . The company announced late Thursday night that the Carnival Legend, currently off the coast "Since it is unclear when the Carnival Dream will be departing St. Maarten," Carnival spokesperson Vance Gulliksen said in an email to ABC News

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“On Sunday evening, Carnival Sunshine experienced a technical issue which caused the ship to list. There was never any issue with the safe operation of the ship and our officers quickly intervened to correct the situation.

“Following the incident, evening events resumed for our guests. Carnival Sunshine proceeded on its Caribbean cruise as scheduled. We are very sorry for the disruption this caused. The ship remains fully operational and will sail as scheduled.  We remain confident of the safety of the ship as we are committed to the safety of our guests and crew.”

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Passengers on board tweeted about the scary incident.

News 6 reports that some passengers chose to cut their trip short, flying home when the ship docked in the Dominican Republic Tuesday.

Carnival Cruise did not immediately return Fox News’ request for comment.

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An investigation into the cause of the issues by the Navy's technical community is ongoing and they are investigating to determine if any systemic problems that may have caused the issues.

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