A Carnival cruise ship listed violently to its side for a minute on it’s way to the Caribbean this week, causing “chaos” as plates and silverware crashed to the floor.
The Carnival Sunshine began to list a few hours after it left Port Canaveral in Brevard County, Florida, Sunday evening, News 6 reported.
“I didn’t think anything of it since it’s not uncommon for ships to rock back and forth. But it didn’t rock back. It kept leaning,” passenger David Crews, of Long Island, told the station. “Plates and silverware started sliding off the tables. Then the tables themselves started to slide. Glasses and plates started to fall and shatter. At this point, it was pure chaos. Screams. Cries. Panic.”
In a statement, Carnival blamed the incident on “a technical issue which caused the ship to list for approximately one minute” and apologized “for the disruption this caused.” Some passengers left the ship and flew home early when the ship docked in the Dominican Republic on Tuesday.