In the following clip, Maritime and Admiralty attorney Jack Hickey discusses the Carnival Splendor fire. Such fires can quickly spread and put everyone aboard at risk.
Some points mentioned in the video:
- The Splendor was returned to San Diego Harbor after being left powerless for nearly three days after an engine fire.
- The ship "trembled" then lost all power as smoke filled the ship.
- Passengers were left without amenitiessuch as heated water or heated food.
- Hickey says that cruise ships can be fire traps because they are isolated and passengers have virtually nowhere to go in the case of a fire.