Carnival Freedom

Carnival Freedom
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Carnival Freedom cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a passenger vessel with IMO number 9333149, owned by Carnival Cruise Lines. Among the unfortunate events at sea are fire, crew and passenger incidents (deaths, injuries, crimes), fire, machinery malfunctions.

Here you can also track MS Carnival Freedom position at sea.using the AIS live ships tracker of VesselFinder. The 110,240-ton 2980-passenger Carnival cruise ship Freedom was built in 2007 by the Fincantieri shipbuilding company in Italy.

Carnival Freedom accidents & incidents

Carnival Freedom accidents and incidents - Cruise MinusAt the Carnival Freedom 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 Freedom 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 Among those could be arrests, filed lawsuits, charges and fines, grievances, settled /withdrawn legal actions, lost cases, etc.

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This is link to the ship’s official site Carnival.com.

Fire incidents

  • November 14, 2007, a small fire broke out on crew deck 2 in the linen room, but was quickly extinguished, and without injuries.
  • February 6, 2010, two intoxicated Carnival Shore Excursions staff members caused a fire in their cabin (#505 on deck 2). The fire didn’t spread to other rooms/facilities, and was quickly extinguished by a duty personnel using wet towel. Both members were removed from their cabin and relieved of all duties. Both members were discharged from service.

Technical incidents

  • June 25, 2011, en-route to homeport Port Everglades (Fort Lauderdale FL), the ship suffered total power loss due to emergency generator failure. Investigation showed the incident was caused by fuel pollution (sediments and other materials mixed in the fuel oil). Problem was fixed after the crew cleaned the filters, started the purifiers and added chemical agents to fuel tanks.
  • August 21, 2011, upon entering homeport Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades), crew was conducting various CFR tests when the ship suddenly lost propulsion due to propulsion motors’ breakers tripped. The system was reset and tested again. Testing showed a bad thyristor (semiconductor) was causing erractic current in the bridge. Upon departure, engineering staff loaded new software into all PECs (4 pulse energy converters). Tests were satisfactory.

Crew & Passenger Death accidents

  • In April 2009, a 30-year-old male crew sexually assaulted a 14-year-old female passenger. The man (Hery Krispiyanto, of Indonesian origin) worked on the ship as a bartender. During dinner time, the girl was alone in her family’s cabin, when he entered the room, took her to a crew-only room and raped her. The girl told her mother about the incident 1 year later. On June 2, 2010 (law news) the man was arrested and charged with sex abuse of a minor. In May he was indicted in federal court in Orlando FL, and in September sentenced to 3 years in jail after pleading guilty. The case was aired on Feb 21, 2011, on the ABC News’ Nightline.
  • January 11, 2010, while the ship was en-rote to Key West from homeport from Port Everglades (Fort Lauderdale Florida), a male passenger was found dead. The medical staff performed CPR but resuscitation was unsuccessful. The man’s family reported later a preexisting medical condition (history of cardiac arrest /death by natural causes).
  • January 22, 2011, a male passenger died from natural causes (cardiac arrest /preexisting medical condition).
  • June 21, 2011, a male passenger died (committed suicide using leather belt) in his cabin. The man was found by his family (wife and son) after the cabin’s door was opened by a member of security staff.
  • July 21, 2011, on a roundtrip Fort Lauderdale cruise to Eastern Caribbean, a male passenger traveling with his family (wife and two kids) committed suicide on board. The man’s body was left in St Thomas (USVI) while his family remained on the vessel.
  • May 10, 2012, a female passenger died in her cabin, found by the husband. Medical staff attempted CPR unsuccessfully. The woman suffered from a preexisting medical condition (death by natural causes).
  • August 11, 2012, a 50-year-old male passenger (of German origin) was reported missing after he disembarked the ship in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.
  • August 29, 2012, a male passenger died at the ship’s infirmary (from natural causes). The man had medical history (preexisting condition). When visited the onboard hospital, he was suffering from severe abdominal pains, also from vomiting and nausea. His condition worsened and he stopped breathing. The performed CPR was unsuccessful.
  • December 4, 2012, a male passenger died in the cabin (death by natural causes). His wife disembarked the same day, while the body remained on the ship until cruise completion (Dec 9).
  • January 30, 2013, a male passenger was found dead in cabin (natural causes).

Crew & Passenger incidents (injuries, crimes)

  • January 18, 1011, a female passenger suffered injury (fractured left index finger) after falling in her cabin. She was disembarked on Jan 20 in Colon, Panama.
  • January 18, 2011, while the ship was transiting the Panama Canal, a male passenger sustained injury (fractured upper right leg) after slipping and falling. He was disembarked on Jan 19 in Limon, Costa Rica.
  • February 8, 2011, a male passenger lost consciousness at the ship’s casino while playing on a slot machine. He was treated by emergency medical staff, then disembarked in Key West and transferred to Lower Keys Medical Center.
  • March 13, 2011, a female passenger took some Aspirin to alleviate cramping and later vomited blood. She had to be medevaced via USCG Helicopter to Key West and transferred to Lower Keys Medical Center.
  • September 21, 2012, a female passenger suffered injury (right knee Patella fracture). She fell after slipping on tile floor upon entering one of the deck 4’s public restrooms. The broken knee was immobilized and she continued the cruise.
  • Reports for batteries carried by cruise passengers were filed in 2013 (May 23, June 1, June 8 /sexual battery, August 24, September 21).
  • December 14, 2015, the Carnival Cruise Line company suffered a bad publicity after the online news media Yahoo Travel reported a disgraceful incident involving two US passengers on the Freedom cruise ship. They were forced to leave the cruise, offloaded in a foreign port (against their will) after the man suffered a fall. Mary Rosenberg her travel companion (a church member) were disembarked in Cozumel Mexico just 2 days into their 7-day Western Caribbean cruise from Galveston TX (itinerary Dec 12-19, call ports Cozumel, Roatan, Belize City). Both passengers were left in Mexico helpless. It cost them USD 1800 to get back to the US.
  • January 20, 2017, a 23-years-old male passenger was arrested and detained for 2 days in George Town (Grand Cayman) on charges of purchasing marijuana. The man appeared in Summary Court where pleaded guilty to buying (on January 18th) a small quantity of marijuana in the harbor area.

Carnival Freedom current position


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