Investigation Begins For Carnival Triumph Fire

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Investigation Begins For Carnival Triumph Fire

I read a few days ago the “investigation begins for Carnival Triumph Fire” and automatically thought that this was just part and parcel of investigating the fire to find out just what actually happened.

Reading though the various reports there were only a few passengers with minor injuries but what I found surprising is the lawsuit which has been filed by Cassie Terry.

Does Carnival Triumph have a case to answer for?

In these days of litigating just about anything are these types of cases just seen as a way to make a few dollars?

Now I could be wrong but I can’t help myself rolling my eyes when I read these types of claims and wonder what you think when you read the story below by Dori Salzman, news editor.  She wrote:

“The same day that most Carnival Triumph passengers finally returned home, investigators from the U.S. Coast Guard have begun their inspection of Carnival Triumph’s engine room.

As reported by CBS News, Coast Guard Marine Investigator Patrick Cuty said the investigation has already revealed the ship’s engine is intact and “probably operable.” Therefore, he surmised, the fire did not originate with the engine itself. Investigators will continue to work to determine where the fire started.

Carnival TriumphIn the meantime, Carnival Truimph Cruise Lines confirmed that all passengers have now departed Houston and Galveston. The line also confirmed a passenger with a foot injury was removed via stretcher and ambulance during the debarkation process.

Passenger reports of conditions onboard continue to circulate through the national media and the first lawsuit has already been filed. Lawyers for Cassie Terry of Brazoria County, Texas filed a lawsuit in Miami federal court, Reuters reported yesterday.

The suit charges Carnival Triumph with failing to provide a seaworthy ship and sanitary conditions. Terry further claims to have suffered physical and emotional harm, including anxiety, nervousness and the loss of the enjoyment of life.”

Have Carnival Truimph done enough?

Reading this story I believe that Carnival Triumph has done everything in their power to right what has happened but to have “Terry further claims to have suffered physical and emotional harm, including anxiety, nervousness and the loss of the enjoyment of life.”

I really don’t know if there is a case to answer for but that is for the lawyers to fight and get paid handsomely for and whether Ms Terry wins or loses the lawyers will always win.

What do you think?  Do you agree or disagree with how Carnival Triumph acted after the fact or the pending civil lawsuit by Terry?