Caribbean Princess had to skip a scheduled port call in Dublin after losing propulsion at around 7 a.m. local time, yesterday (August 04). At the time of accident, the ship was nearly 25 nautical miles southeast of Dublin, in the Irish Sea.
Though propulsion was lost, the ship was at no time without electrical power and operating with full services, including air conditioning, lighting, toilets and galleys.
The Chief Engineer, in collaboration with Princess’ Technical team restored propulsion. According to the line the problem was due to "a glitch in the electrical system in the engine room." However, Caribbean Princess had to forgo its call in Dublin. Passengers who booked shore trips through Princess Cruises are being refunded.
Caribbean Princess was on day 3 of a 12-day cruise, enroute to Belfast, Northern Ireland (the next scheduled port on the itinerary). Princess sent electrical and technical engineering experts to meet the vessel. Further impact on the remainder of the cruise is not yet known.
For reports on other Caribbean Princess ship accidents see at CruiseMinus.com