Carnival Cruises Will Not Pay Rescue Fees They Owe
Why would anyone want to go on a Carnival Cruise now? They have a bad reputation and now will stick the rescue bill to the rescuers. Disgusting.
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Carnival Corp. has defended its safety record and indicated that it will not likely chip in to help pay for costs incurred in rescue operations associated with the recent incidents of the company’s disabled cruise ships.
In a letter dated March 29, but made public Wednesday, James Hunn, senior vice president of corporate maritime policy for Carnival, wrote:
“Carnival has an excellent safety record throughout its 41-year history,” noting that the company is undergoing a safety review of its entire fleet following the fire aboard the Carnival Triumph in February, where some 3,100 passengers were stranded for days after an engine room fire left the cruise ship stranded at sea.
Hunn’s letter was in response to questions from Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), the chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation who sent a letter last month to Carnival CEO Micky Arison claiming that the U.S. Coast Guard responded to 90 “serious events” involving Carnival ships over five years. Rockefeller says the Coast Guard and Navy had paid up $4.2 million in rescue costs for the Triumph and the Splendor, disabled in 2010 by another engine room fire.