Carnival Inspiration accidents and incidents

Carnival Inspiration cruise ship


Length (LOA)
262 m / 860 ft

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CruiseMapper's Carnival Inspiration cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a 2462-passenger vessel owned by Scrapped Cruise Ships. Our Carnival Inspiration accidents page contains reports made by using official data from renown online news media sources, US Coast Guard and Wikipedia.

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  • 2021 - deaths (2 shipbreakers at Aliaga Yard)
  • 2020 - sold for scrap (Aliaga Ship Recycling Facility near Port Izmir, Turkey)
  • fire - 2007
  • propulsion/power loss - 2002, 2008
  • deaths - overboard (2006, 2011), 2010, 2012
  • injuries/crimes - overboard/rescued (2006)
  • medevacs - 2016

12 July 2021Crew / Passenger Deaths

On July 12, 2021, while the vessel was being dismantled at Aliaga Ship Recycling Facility (shipbreaking yard, north of Izmir, Turkey), two workers died in an engine room fire. Local authorities started an investigation into the accident.

July 2020Structural and Technical Issues

(scrapped) In mid-July 2020, the shipowner Carnival Corporation sold for scrap two liners - Carnival Inspiration (24-year-old) and Carnival Fantasy (30-year-old). In mid-August was sold for scrap Carnival Inspiration (25-year-old).

The doomed Fun Ships were last docked in Willemstad (Curacao Island) offloading heavy equipment and items of value. Followed 14-day Transatlantic crossings to Europe (Mediterranean) as the boats were heading to their graves at Aliaga Ship Recycling Facility (near Port Izmir, Turkey).

The fleet reduction decision (aimed to cut Carnival Corporation's operational costs) was based on both the Coronavirus impact on the ship cruising industry and the vessels' age. Large cruise ships have planned lifespan of around 30 years.

Carnival Fantasy left Curacao on July 14 and arrived in Aliaga on July 28. Carnival Inspiration departed Curacao on Jul 18 and arrived in Aliaga on August 1. Carnival Imagination left Curacao on August 27 and arrived in Aliaga on September 14.

Note: In mid-June 2020, Costa Victoria (operated by Costa Cruises) was also sold for scrap and dismantled at Port Piombino (Tuscany, Italy).

25 December 2016Coast Guard Medevacs

On December 25, 2016, a 50-year-old male passenger was medevaced while the ship was approx 27 ml (45 km) southwest off San Diego California. The man (of US origin) was suffering from heart attack symptoms. The USCG Station San Diego dispatched a rescue boat crew who evacuated the man, together with his wife and a crew nurse. They were transported to Hillcrest’s UC San Diego Medical Center.

15 March 2012Crew / Passenger Deaths

On March 15, 2012, a female passenger died on the ship. Death was a result of pancreatic cancer (preexisting medical condition).

03 December 2011Crew / Passenger Deaths

(overboard) On December 3, 2011, a male passenger jumped overboard and died, committing a suicide. The man left a suicide note behind, mentioning that his wife had died recently.

27 February 2010Crew / Passenger Deaths

On February 27, 2010, a male passenger died during transportation from the ship to a hospital ashore. The man had a history of preexisting medical conditions, among which COAD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), Progressive Respiratory Distress, also Diabetes and Furosemide, and experiencing symptoms of congestive heart failure (shortness of breath, fatigue, weakness).

06 December 2008Propulsion / Power Loss

On December 6, 2008, at 8:30 pm the ship experienced a total power loss for ~30 sec. Passengers were left stuck in the Atrium’s panoramic elevators. At the Casino, all slot machines lost their balances after being reset. Shops were closed and blocked against theft. After ~1 hour, the Captain announced via the PA system that the problem was found and fixed.

04 January 2008Propulsion / Power Loss

On January 4, 2008, propulsion problems resulted in reduced speed, itinerary changes (Grand Cayman skipped) and late arrival in homeport Tampa Florida. In Tampa Bay, the vessel was drifting for over 2 hours.

15 June 2006Crew / Passenger Injuries and Overboards

(overboard) On June 15, 2006,  a 46-year-old male passenger was saved by a pilot boat at ~6:50 am. The man clung to a buoy near St Petersburg Florida (~1 ml / 1,6 km southeast of Mullet Key). He fell overboard at 4 am after climbing up on his cabin balcony’s railing and slipping.

20 May 2006Crew / Passenger Deaths

(overboard) On May 20, 2006, an 82-year-old male passenger traveling alone jumped overboard and was presumed dead. Based on the note he left behind, the elderly man committed suicide.

30 June 2002Propulsion / Power Loss

On June 30, 2002, propulsion problems resulted in reduced cruising speed, altered itinerary and ~3 hours late arrival in homeport NOLA New Orleans.

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