Burst Pipe Floods Carnival Cruise Ship in a Scene Right Out of 'Titanic'
Water was seen spewing out of the walls as a result of the mishap.
Fresh carpets were carried aboard the Carnival Dream cruise ship after a nightmarish scene that had passengers of a Caribbean cruise thinking of the doomed Titanic.
Water spewed out of the ship's walls Thursday, leaving a corridor flooded. Passengers say it reminded them of scenes from the 1997 film, "Titanic."
Just like the Oscar-winning movie, the band played on as the Carnival Dream's violin trio didn't miss a beat.
Passenger Marla Haas shot the video seen around the world.
“I'm thinking, 'Oh, this is a replay of the Titanic,'" she said. "At that moment, I had no idea what was going on. We didn’t know it was a water main. We didn't know if all the other floors were filled and it was hitting ours."
The flood was caused by out to be a burst pipe in the ship's sprinkler system. The crew began bailing by hand and formed a human chain to remove the water from 50 state rooms.
“It was really amazing how they responded and the director he was there night and day through the whole ordeal," she said. "Thank God nothing terrible happened to us all."
Just six hours after the flood, most of the carpet was replaced and everything looked good as new.
Carnival says the burst pipe had no effect on the safety of the ship, adding that the 100 guests affected by the flood were offered refunds.
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