Originally posted by Praxilla
Very interesting topic, I've been reading up on it the last couple days to catch up on my ATS news!
I was a passenger aboard the Carnival Splendor that was "dead in the water" for 3 days before being towed into San Diego's port.
After the initial "fireless" smoke, that took out 3 main aft engines we were left drifting in the sea for a day and 1/2 before the tow boats came to help pull us in. During this time however the military surveillance was massive. The US Coast Guard was first on the scene, along with the Mexican Navy, then our Navy, the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier, and the cruise director also said a submarine. All of this military presence stayed with our ship. with jets and helicopters flying overhead often, the whole way back into San Diego's port. I've seen cruise ships have trouble, on tv, before (this was my first cruise!), but I don't recall them having such a strong military convoy to accompany them.
I just wonder if this ties in with the suspected Chinese missile, as it was in our proximity. We will probably never know, but I could have been smack dab in the middle of an international incident.
And, btw, even though there was reports of Spam being served, I can say that we never saw any, Poptarts either for that matter, and I would have loved one!
I understand there were about 4500 passengers. Were you people aware that someone was dead on board (I just posted a news item I found this morning)?
Was someone carried out in a body bag?
The article clearly says this person died ON BOARD, not 'was on board and died after wards' because after all, that wouldn't be news-worthy if you think about it.
So, what's going on?