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Carnival Cruise Line says the smoke seen in the Carnival Freedom photos, it was caused by an engine with a turbo charger failure

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Carnival Cruise Line says it is a failure of an engine with a turbocharger” is to blame for the plumes of dark smoke seen coming from the Carnival Liberty during a recent sailing trip.

The ship is currently on a two-week cruise to the western Caribbean that left from Galveston, Texas, on Oct. 27, and arrived in the Cayman Islands for a couple of days later on. While it is just off the coast in the vicinity of George Town, and a photographer snapped a photo of what appeared to be a black plume of smoke rising above the Freedom.

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The photographer wished to remain anonymous, according to Cruise Law News, the photo was posted.

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Carnival Cruise Line has been the explanation for the incident, blaming a malfunction in the smoke.

“While it is sailing into the Port of Grand Cayman last week, the Carnival Freedom, sent a dark smoke coming from the chimney. This was in connection with the failure of one engine, with a turbo-compressor,” the cruise line said. “The engine was quickly shut down and the smoke began to disappear.”

The cruise line also reported that the environment team was to “immediately” should be made aware of the incident and the problem was solved. The ship is to be operational and in seaworthy throughout the period of time, the Carnival will be added.

The Carnival Freedom, here, in 2013, of the sailing, there was a problem related to a fault with an engine with a turbocharger. “The engine was quickly shut down and the smoke stopped,” Carnival said.
(Karen Bleier/AFP via Getty Images)

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Cruise ships have come under scrutiny for their emissions as in the past, most recently after a report was released by environmental organisation Staan.de the earth, which dealt with the results of an investigation into the air, one of four cruise ships at the beginning of 2019 at the latest. The report found that particulate matter pollution in the sea have been comparable to the concentrations measured in the polluted cities such as Beijing and Santiago,” and warned that passengers and staff can be exposed to elevated levels, while on the ship.

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In 2017, a German environmental association incorporated in higher concentrations of hazardous air pollutants” on a cruise ship in France when compared to the natural air-to-setup – after a journalist for a French documentary series was going to have to run the tests.

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