Earlier this evening, Carnival Cruise Lines reported that the Carnival Triumph experienced an eight minute power failure while sailing between Cozumel, Mexico and Galveston, Texas.
According to Carnival, the Carnival Triumph experienced the short power failure after an electrical breaker suffered a failure. As designed, the ship’s emergency power systems immediately kicked in as the main power source shut down.
The Carnival Triumph is currently sailing with full power, hotel services, and propulsion.
In a statement sent to Cruise Currents, Carnival states, “The ship did not experience a fire. There was some smoke present in a limited area of decks 0 through 2 which was from the ship’s incinerator. The incinerator had been operating prior to the loss of power and, when the power shut off, it affected the ventilation in the incinerator room which caused smoke to travel to a limited area of the ship.”
Carnival states the United States Coast Guard as well as additional appropriate authorities were notified of the power failure as it occurred.
At the moment, the Carnival Triumph is sailing towards Galveston, Texas, where the ship will turnaround and set sail again tomorrow, February 1st. No impact to the Carnival Triumph’s arrival or departure time is expected.