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Old May 1st, 2013, 11:00 PM
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Default Engine room fire on Coral Princess

There was a fire this evening on the Coral Princess. Thankfully, the Captain just announced that it has been extinguished. He said it was a class A fire for those who know what that means. We are moving along just fine.
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Old May 1st, 2013, 11:12 PM
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I know a fire extinguisher rated class A is for wood , paper and cloth that type of fire.
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Old May 1st, 2013, 11:13 PM
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Let's hope none of the crew were injured!!!

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Old May 1st, 2013, 11:39 PM
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I think everything is okay. The entire thing lasted about an hour or so. The captain just announced that the crew could stand down and thanked them for professionally handling the situation. I am assuming no one was injured. He did say during one announcement that it was a plastics fire.
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That's as scary as it gets. Hope there were no injuries - sounds like the crew did a good job.
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Old May 2nd, 2013, 01:51 AM
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A I thought that Carnival was the only company that specialized in fires.

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Very sorry and I hope everyone is ok.

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According to a couple of crew members I have spoken to, there was a lot of smoke but very little fire. No one was injured. The sprinklers in zone 5 (not sure where all that is) were activated. The steward came to collect the comforters they store under the bed, for cabins that are in that zone. He said it was mostly those in a certain area on deck 9.
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According to a couple of crew members I have spoken to, there was a lot of smoke but very little fire. No one was injured. The sprinklers in zone 5 (not sure where all that is) were activated. The steward came to collect the comforters they store under the bed, for cabins that are in that zone. He said it was mostly those in a certain area on deck 9.
Interesting. Especially so since I board this ship Saturday and have a cabin on deck 9 booked. Wish I could learn which cabins were affected and how? I know my cruise is sold out so moving to another room is not likely to be an option.
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I, too, would be interested to know exactly where on Deck 9 (zone 5) the fire impacted. We board in 3 weeks ... no concern, just interest.
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I, too, would be interested to know exactly where on Deck 9 (zone 5) the fire impacted. We board in 3 weeks ... no concern, just interest.
I'd also be interested in knowing that.

Thank goodness no one was injured!

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I, too, am booked on the Coral embarking from Vancouver on May 22, and my stateroom is on deck 9 aft. According to Pia (on board Coral now) the fire was in a storeroom on deck 2. Plastic material burned producing a large amount of foul-smelling smoke but relatively little fire compared to amount of smoke. Fire was put out quickly but odor remained for awhile. No mention of deck 9 was made in her report.
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Turns out it wasn't an engine room fire.

UPDATE ON FIRE

It was in a store room on deck 2, but plastic material caught fire which made smoke and awful smell. We are on deck 10 forward and never smelled anything. Friends on deck 5 said it was horrible and stench lasted well after the fire was put out. All's well that ends well. Capt. Nico explained it all to us this morning during a 10 AM announcement.
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Trikeman .... Thanks for the update.

Did they sound the alarm to go to Muster Stations?

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Here's a quote from from Pia;

"We had some excitement at 10:45 PM last night when the bells rang into our room, voice said for assessment only to deck 2, but the regular 7 short and one long sounded. Voice said it was not for passengers, but passengers get nervous. The captain came on shortly after to say there was a small fire and it was being assessed. Several other announcements were made all by the captain until about 50 minutes later when he said everything was under control, ship in perfect condition and we were continuing normally. Lots of passengers were out in the hallway; not us. I stayed nervous in my cabin."
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Wow that's gotta be every cruisers worse nightmare. I'd hate to hear that announcement any night. Glad it all worked out though. There has been no mention yet of what actually caused the plastic to catch fire yet though. I hope they give a little more information.
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Glad no one was injured and the problem resolved. Hope these passengers can enjoy the rest of their cruise
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Yes. The fire was on deck two. However, the sprinkler system went off in zone 5 according to our steward. We are on deck 8 in E737. There were some cabins effected on this deck but our steward said the majority of the cabins that were "sprinkled" are on deck 9. I have no idea how the zones work, he just said it was zone 5. I don't think any of them were flooded or anything, just a little wet. I don't think those of you getting on May 4, will have anything at all to worry about.
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Wow, I wonder if this will make the news? Probably not because it's not Carnival....
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Wow, I wonder if this will make the news? Probably not because it's not Carnival....
It probably will since Carnival Corp owns Princess. When the Crown Princess had the toilet issues I saw an article that was titled "Carnival cruise has troubles" or something to that extent.

The media sure does know how to spin incidents.
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