U.S. Coast Guard Cancels Carnival's Fathom line maiden voyage

Apr 12, 2016

The maiden voyage for the new social-impact cruise line Fathom has been canceled by the U.S. Coast Guard. The cruise ship Adonia, didn’t pass the U.S. Coast Guard safety inspection on Sunday after the authorities find out that 30 fire screen doors were not functioning properly.

MV Adonia was scheduled to set sail on April 10 from Miami on a 7-night voyage to the Dominican Republic, after a major dry dock renovation. Fathom says the April 10 cruise is completely canceled and, plans to make the maiden voyage on April 17.

Fathom passengers received the following letter:

“Dear Travelers

Thank you for being so gracious about the unexpected delay today. We are so sorry we did not sail as planned.

The ship arrived in Miami directly from re-fit and the U.S. Coast Guard is performing operational tests. These tests are still underway and the company hopes to sail once all tests are complete. We want to assure you that we are in constant contact with the Coast Guard and will continue to be throughout the night and into tomorrow to make arrangements to depart Miami.

We have arranged your dinner and breakfast at the hotel and have organized for late check out for you. Your check out is 1 p.m.

At 11 a.m. tomorrow, we will share more information in the lobby.

The Adonia is moving to a new terminal overnight – it will be at Terminal C on April 11.

We apologize that we haven’t been able to sail as planed but we sincerely hope that you have a restful evening.

The Fathom Team.”

U.S. Coast Guard conducts safety inspection when newly transformed cruise ship goes back to service in the United States. In order to provide safe environment in events of emergency, the vessel undergoes series of safety inspections on the watertight doors, fire doors, lifeboats and life rafts and their launch ramps, firefighting equipment and other safety procedures.

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