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Carnival Reports Engine Room Fire On Cruise Ship Tropicale; No Injuries Reported.



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), reported that a fire broke out in the engine room of its cruise ship Tropicale yesterday evening at approximately 6:15 p.m. Though the fire was extinguished and there were no injuries to guests or crew, the ship was left without propulsion. All other ship's functions are fully operational.

Carnival technicians are attempting to restore propulsion power. The vessel is now approximately 100 miles southwest of Tampa.

"We are doing everything possible to try to ensure the comfort of our guests who are on board and to effect a quick resolution to all those affected by this situation. This includes those guests booked on today's five-day cruise of the Tropicale which has been canceled," said Bob Dickinson, president of Carnival Cruise Lines.

Dickinson said that in addition to providing full refunds to the 1,096 guests on the Tropicale's four-day cruise, Carnival will also offer those guests a free future three- or four-day cruise. For the guests booked on the canceled sailing, in addition to a full refund, the company will offer a 50 percent discount on a future three-, four- or five-day cruise.

"We are sincerely sorry that we have disrupted the vacation plans of our guests and hope that the free and discounted cruises can at least ease some of the disappointment they are experiencing," said Dickinson.

Carnival Cruise Lines is the largest cruise line in the world based on passengers carried. It currently operates 14 vessels.
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