What was supposed to be an idyllic five-day trip to the Caribbean has been chaos after a discovery board has sent a cruise ship tipping the side.
Not long after Carnival Sunshine left Port Canaveral on Sunday, October 28, passengers were sent out of seats, as the plates and glasses smashed on the ground.
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"We were actually at the table where the window broke and the water came in," a passenger recalled to the local Orlando news station WFTV.
"Next thing we know, the whole boat tilted … we were literally hanging on for our life, dangling … it was really like a scene from Titanic."
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"Plates and silverware began to slide off the tables, so the tables began to slide. Glasses and plates began to fall and crush." At this point, it was pure chaos. "Scream. Cries. Panic."
Another passenger said she hurt her back when the ship had the title and could not attend any excursions the next day because of the pain.
My sister and brother-in-law are on the ship. She cut her foot on the broken glass and had to get seams. Mom is a mess and so worried about her!
– Whitney Farrar (@whit_farrar) 29 October 2018
A spokesman for carnival told Yahoo Lifestyle that the boat had been leveled after about a minute and then continued as usual, with schedules of events and excursions as planned.
"There was never a problem with the safe operation of the ship and our officers quickly intervene to correct the situation," said the spokesman and confirmed that there were some minor injuries.
The day after the event, the guests received a note from the captain who explained what happened.
"We have identified that a failure in electrical switchboards affected the use of the fin stabilizers," reads.
"It is important to note that fine stabilizers are not a safety feature, they are exclusively exclusively for guest comfort to minimize any vessel movement while on the sea. There was never a problem with the safe operation of the ship and our officers grabbed quickly in order to correct the situation. "
Despite the captain's assurances that everything was fine, not everyone was convinced and many decided to leave after the incident.
The line also offered each guest a $ 50 credit.