Carnival invests in upgrade to emergency power systems

Carnival diesel generatorCarnival Cruise Lines said it will spend $300 million improving its fleet in the wake of the engine-room fire that disabled Carnival Triumph in February.

It has already started the improvements, which broadly involve more redundant systems, connecting more hotel functions to emergency power and increased fire-detection and fire-suppression systems.

Carnival said an additional emergency generator will be installed on each vessel to provide for 100% of stateroom and public toilets, fresh water and elevators in the event of a loss of main power.

After a first phase, another permanent backup power system will be installed on each of its 24 ships.

Also, the existing high-pressure, water mist fire-suppression systems on each ship will be upgraded to the latest technology to create a larger, thicker blanket of water droplets.

Carnival will reconfigure certain engine-related electrical components on each ship to further decrease the likelihood of losing propulsion or primary power, as happened on Carnival Triumph in February.

It will also form a safety and reliability review board consisting of five members who have worked in the Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, National Transportation Safety Board or at airlines or leading equipment manufacturers.

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