A Carnival cruise ship listed violently to its side for a terrifying minute as it made its way to the Caribbean this week, causing “chaos” on the high seas as plates, silverware — and nearly tables — came crashing to the floor.
The Carnival Sunshine began to list a few hours after it left Port Canaveral in Brevard County, Florida, Sunday evening, News 6 reported.
Photos posted to Twitter by News 6 reporter Clay LePard show shattered glassware and trays strewn all over the floor in a dining area, and dozens of liquor bottles that had apparently fallen off shelves lying on the ground.
Passengers quickly lost it an wanted to leave.
In a statement issued to The Post, Carnival blamed the incident on “a technical issue which caused the ship to list for approximately one minute” and apologized “for the disruption this caused.”
The ship remained “fully operational” and continued its weeklong journey, the cruise line said. Still, some passengers disembarked and opted to fly home early when the ship docked in the Dominican Republic on Tuesday, the station reported.
Passengers said they received a note from the captain saying that “an electrical switchboard malfunction impacted the use of the fin stabilizers.”
The fin stabilizer is not a safety feature but helps “minimize any potential ship motion while at sea,” according to the letter, which was provided to the outlet.
The Carnival Sunshine is expected to return to Port Canaveral on Friday morning.
Source: NY POST