Monday, February 7, 2011
Carnival Splendor at Pier 70 for post-fire fix.
The winged smoke stack of a Carnival Cruises ship is a familiar sight at BEA Systems' Pier 70 drydock but this one is special. An engine fire disabled the Splendor off the coast of Mexico back in November and she floated for a while before help arrived - 3500 guests and 1100 crew without sanitation; can you imagine? A hole has been cut in the hull to remove the damaged engine and a new 100ton powerplant flown in from Italy will take its place. It better not be another FIAT motor ;-}