A cruise ship was stranded at sea for an hour after losing power and air conditioning

ATGImages/ShutterstockThe Carnival Valor.
  • A Carnival cruise ship temporarily lost power on the second day of a five-day trip.
  • The Carnival Valor, which was headed to Cozumel, Mexico, from Galveston, Texas, lost power for one hour on Tuesday, perCBS-affiliated KHOU 11.
  • During that time, the ship was stranded at sea.
  • Within an hour, the ship got power and continued on its journey as scheduled.

A Carnival cruise ship temporarily lost power on the second day of a five-day trip.

After departing from Galveston, Texas, on Monday, the Cozumel-bound ship lost power for about an hour on Tuesday,CBS-affiliated KHOU 11 reported.

During that time, the ship was stranded at sea for an hour without power or air conditioning. Passengers were unsure of what was happening at the time, per KHOU 11.

A spokesperson for Carnival told KHOU 11 the brief outage was a “temporary issue that is affecting the power supply to certain functions of the ship.”

By 1:20 p.m. that day, the ship regained power and continued on its journey as scheduled, per the statement. The ship, which departed from Galveston, Texas, was scheduled to make a 5-day, roundtrip journey, stopping in Cozumel, Mexico.

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This incident is one of a string of notable moments on cruise ships in recent months.

In October, a different Carnival cruise ship briefly tilted on its side while passengers were on board. Now, three people are suing the cruise line, claiming they sustained injuries. Then, earlier this month more than 270 people became sick with norovirus on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship. Also in January, a 16-year-old boy died on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship after falling off a balcony.

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