Carnival Miracle Undergoes Repairs In St. Kitts
Photo By Erasmus Williams
Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
January 29, 2010 (CUOPM)
Port Zante officials said the Carnival Miracle departed St. Kitts for Fort Lauderdale about 8:30 Friday morning following temporary repairs to a 15-foot-long gash it sustained after colliding with a pier in St. Kitts while maneuvering to dock Thursday morning.
In a statement, Carnival Cruise Line said the repairs to the 15-foot-long by two-foot-wide tear on the ship’s forward port side, adjacent to three crew cabins were completed on Friday.
Carnival Cruise Lines said that there were no injuries to passengers or crew as a result of the incident, which took place at 8:35 a.m., but that the ship would have to spend an unplanned night in St. Kitts in order to undergo repairs.
The Miracle was at its last port of call on an eight-day cruise from Fort Lauderdale.
Port sources said the Panama-registered Carnival Miracle has 2,178 passengers and 914 crew onboard.
The Miracle’s sister ship, Carnival Victory docked alongside on a scheduled visit Friday morning just before the Miracle’s departure.