Crews off-loaded dozens of cargo containers from a 650-foot ship as firefighters stood-by at the Port of Miami Sunday, ready to walk into a risky situation after a fire broke out below deck.
It’s not a great time to be a cruise line company if the latest financial report from Miami-based Royal Caribbean are any indication. Quarterly earnings were down a whopping 40% as bookings have been hurt by the Costa Concordia disaster, ship fires and strandings at sea.
Passengers were smiling with relief Sunday as their cruise ship, operated by a division of Miami’s Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, limped into a Malaysian port after fire heavily damaged an engine room. Nobody was hurt, but passengers broiled in without AC even after some power was restored.