Carnival Fascination

Carnival Fascination
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Carnival Fascination cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a passenger vessel with IMO number 9041253, owned by Carnival Cruise Lines. Among the unfortunate events at sea are crew and passenger incidents (deaths, injuries, crimes), machinery malfunctions.

Here you can also track MS Carnival Fascination position at sea.using the AIS live ships tracker of VesselFinder. The 70,370-ton 2640-passenger Carnival cruise ship Fascination was built in 1994 by the Kvaerner-Masa shipbuilding company in Finland.

Carnival Fascination accidents & incidents

Carnival Fascination accidents and incidents - Cruise MinusAt the Carnival Fascination 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.

Here we also post updates on Carnival Fascination cruise law news. They are related to recent crimes being investigated. Among those could be arrests, filed lawsuits, charges and fines, grievances, settled /withdrawn legal actions, lost cases, etc.

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Technical incidents

  • June 30, 2010, the ship’s cycloconverter (CCV) failed, causing a blackout and power loss for several hours. The CCV unit converts AC with constant voltage and frequency to a different AC with lower frequency.
  • July 1, 2010, while on the second leg of a 5-day itinerary roundtrip from Jacksonville, the ship experienced power loss and for several hours was drifting at sea. The ship arrived in homeport Jacksonville FL ~3 hours late. The next 4-day Bahamas cruise embarkation was delayed by 2 1/2 hours.
  • February 27, 2011, while en-route to homeport Jacksonville Florida, portside propulsion unit malfunctioned. The failure was of the Azipod motor’s circuit breaker (it tripped subsequently reducing the motor’s RPM from 103 to 80 rpm on the portside shaft. Crew fixed the problem after finding a lose flatcable connector.
  • November 23, 2011, due to accidently closing of a fuel valve supplying one of its diesel generators, the vessel lost propulsion. After discovering the problem, propulsion was restored ~13 minutes later.
  • September 12, 2012, one of the ship’s two rescue boats discharged ~0,05 gallon (0,2 L) diesel fuel into the Key West port waters.

Crew & Passenger Death accidents

  • July 23, 2004, a male passenger was reported missing after falling overboard. The man was last seen at ~3:30 am, and reported missing at ~7 am during the disembarkation in Miami.
  • February 4, 2010, while the ship was at sea, a female passenger died from natural causes (cardiac arrest).
  • October 29, 2011, a female passenger died in the “Imagination” Dining Room restaurant at dinner time. He suffered a probable brain aneurysm (massive bleeding from the mouth and nose).
  • August 21, 2012, a security officer saw a 31-year-old male passenger jumped overboard from deck 10 into the water. It was reported the man was an US Army Sergeant. Being highly intoxicated, he entered a crew-only access area where was confronted by a female crew telling him to leave. During a physical confrontation with a security officer, he was pepper sprayed, then fled. Chased by the security, he ran up deck 10. To evade security, he jumped over a railing and fell on Lido Deck below. Continuing to run, he grabbed a life ring and jumped overboard and died. The man’s body was found.
  • July 22, 2013, a male crew died (from natural causes) in his cabin soon after complaining of pain in the neck.
  • December 11, 2013, a female passenger died from natural causes (cardiac attack).

Crew & Passenger incidents (injuries, crimes)

  • June 28, 2007, when the ship was ~120 ml / 190 km off Key West FL, a 16-year-old male passenger sustained injury (lost a finger) and was medevaced. The boy lost his right little finger when tried to stop a lift door from closing with his hand.
  • May 2010, a 44-year-old female passenger was arrested and charged for a false bomb threat. While the ship was en-route to homeport Jacksonville FL, she called Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and reported about a bomb going to explode upon the vessel’s arrival at JAXPORT cruise terminal. The case was investigated by USCG, FBI and Customs & Border Protection, and Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. In 2011, she was sentenced to 5 years in federal prison.
  • October 30, 2011, while the ship was en-route from Jacksonville to Key West FL, a male passenger was medevaced after complaining of chest and abdominal pains. The ship diverted from its itinerary course and docked in Miami. The man was disembarked and transferred to Jackson Memorial Hospital accompanied by his wife.
  • November 24, 2012, a female passenger sustained injury () when using a walker she tripped over threshold and fell.
  • July 5, 2013, Marijuana (drug) was seized in a passenger stateroom.
  • August 10, 2015, ~40 ml / 65 km east of the Sebastian Inlet (Florida) the ship requested assistance for a 55-year-old male passenger suffering severe stomach problems. The man was medevaced via USCG helicopter and transported to Holmes Regional Medical Center (HRMC, Melbourne, Florida).
  • December 14, 2015, an US news media reported FBI agents boarded the ship to collect evidences and investigate a crime incident (unspecified) that happened on board during the ship’s 4-days Bahamas cruise roundtrip from homeport Jacksonville FL (itinerary Dec 10-14, with call ports Freeport and Nassau). The next scheduled departure was not affected. Unofficial passenger reports mentioned several PA system announcements asking for med staff assistance.

Carnival Fascination current position


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