Carnival Breeze cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a passenger vessel with IMO number 9555723, owned by Carnival Cruise Lines. Among the unfortunate events at sea are crew and passenger incidents (deaths, injuries, crimes), machinery malfunctions.
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Carnival Breeze accidents & incidents
At the Carnival Breeze CruiseMinus page you will find a complete list of this Carnival ship’s major accidents and cruise incidents. Reports are made by our own staff using official data from major online news media sources, Wikipedia and USCG (Coast Guard) reports.
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- June 20, 2012, while cruising in the Mediterranean and en-rote to Dubrovnik (Croatia), a small fire broke out on service deck 0, shortly after 2 pm (shiptime). The ship’s fire crew was summoned via the PA system. The incident happened in the deck’s forward crew area. Fire doors in this area closed automatically. The Captain announced over the public addressing system that the fire team arrived and extinguished the fire. The smoke didn’t enter any of the passenger areas. The ship continued the voyage normally. All systems were operating normal.
- This report is based on unofficial passenger statements. Later, Carnival Cruise Lines’ PR stated there was not an actual fire on the ship, but only smoke in the forward crew quarters. Smoke was from an overheated fan belt in airconditioning unit.
- August 27, 20112, when the ship was docked and embarking passengers in Venice, Italy, strong winds (up to 70 mph / 110 kph) caused its moorings to snap. No injured and ship damages were reported. Over 1 hour later, the vessel was pulled back and re-docked with tub boats assistance, then resumed the passengers embarkation process.
Cuban refugees cruise ship rescue incident
- On May 8, 2015, while en-route from Key West FL back to Miami, the Carnival cruise ship Breeze spotted a small raft with 25 Cuban refugees (migrants) trying to get to the USA by sea. The ship stopped and waited some 2-3 hours for the arrival of a dispatched USCG cutter. The incident occurred in Florida Straits, approx 100 ml / 170 km away from Key West.
- Note: Cruise ship operators have agreed to inform the USCG if they spot Cuban refugees in open sea and to rescue them if needed.
- Similar Carnival cruise ship incidents happened on Carnival Paradise (March 4, 2014, 24 Cubans rescued), on Carnival Ecstasy (March 25, 2014, with 41 Cubans rescued), on Carnival Dream (May 7, 2014, 39 Cubans rescued) and on Carnival Liberty (August 22, 2014, 11 Cubans rescued). All refugee boats were both unseaworthy and overcrowded.
Crew & Passenger Death accidents
- Fortunately, no such tragic accidents were officially reported so far.
Crew & Passenger incidents (injuries, crimes)
- December 11, 2011, while the ship was docked in St Thomas (USVI), a female passenger walked off the pier and fell in the water between the pier and the vessel. Her son called for help. The ship’s security brought a rope ladder. She climbed it and in a wheelchair was taken to the infirmary. The woman suffered bruises and a broken arm.
- July 20, 2015, a 79-year-old passenger was medevaced via an USCG helicopter. The ship was ~90 ml (145 km) northwest of San Juan Puerto Rico. The elderly man was transported to Isla Grande Airport, then to Centro Medico Hospital.
- September 7, 2015, a 32-year-old male passenger (reportedly heavily intoxicated) fell overboard but was soon found and rescued alive. The incident occurred while the ship was at sea (off the Cuba’s coast) and en-route to Jamaica. After the emergency code “Oscar” was announced, the ship turned around in time, lowered one of its lifeboats and rescued him. The Carnival vessel operated on a 6-days Western Caribbean cruise itinerary roundtrip from homeport Miami Florida (Sept 6 to 12), with call ports Montego Bay Jamaica, Grand Cayman and Cozumel Mexico.
- January 2016 (law news), a lawsuit for alleged rape of a minor was filed in a Florida court. A woman (of Florida USA origin) together with her 15-year-old daughter were on the Breeze ship sailing on an 8-day Caribbean itinerary in October 2015. On October 3 (2015) the girl was on Atlantic Deck 4 visiting the “Club O2” (teens-only club). While inside the premises, the girl saw a group of 5 drunk males (older than the club’s age requirements) being kicked out. Allegedly, the girl was later attacked by the men on Promenade Deck 5. According to the complaint, she was grabbed by the 5 men, pushed into an elevator, dragged down a hallway to one of their cabins, stripped, forced to perform oral sex, then raped. All this was captured on the ship’s CCTV cameras. The lawsuit accuses the shipowner Carnival Cruise Lines of negligence for failing to provide “adequate security to protect minor passengers from pedophiles and other sorts of sexual attackers”.
- August 4 2017, a 3-year-old girl (injured after falling from a cabin balcony) was medevaced from the cruise ship. The ship was on a 7-day Florida-Bahamas cruise from Galveston TX (itinerary July 30 – Aug 6) and en-route from Nassau to Galveston. The USCG dispatched an UH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and airlifted the kid to Tampa FL According to Carnival’s official statement, the girl fell from her family’s cabin veranda to an open deck area (1 level below) sustaining injuries to her face. When the USCG team arrived, she was in stable condition.
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