The Fantasy-class cruise ship has been beached ready for scrapping at the ship-breaking facility in Aliaga, Turkey.
Carnival Inspiration Beached
The Carnival Inspiration has joined three other cruise ships by being beached at the ship-breaking facility in Aliaga, Turkey. The ship was beached today after being anchored just off the coast for more than one day.
The ship has been squeezed in between sister ship Carnival Fantasy which was beached last week and the former Sovereign of the Seas which was beached on July 23. The former Monarch of the Seas is also seen beached which occurred on July 22. All the ships are being dismantled after being sold by their cruise operators.
Cruise Hive readers can watch video footage of the moment the Carnival Inspiration was beached below:
Carnival Inspiration has now reached the end and workers will soon begin cutting off large chunks of the ship. Carnival has already detailed plans so that the ship can be recycled in a safe way. Specialist Specialists EGE CELIK and SIMSEKLER will be dismantling the two Carnival ships and a recycling plan has been put in place.
In the coming weeks and months, Carnival Inspiration will no longer look like a ship and will soon be hard to believe that once thousands of passengers were enjoying a fun-filled vacation on her.
The ship has already been stripped of all her valuable and important items when she was docked at the Brion Wharf in Willemstad, Curacao in the first half of July. From there the ship sailed across the Atlantic directly to Turkey which has ended in today’s beaching.
It’s likely the remaining crew members had left before the vessel was beached with only a handful of staff onboard to oversee the ship being beached safely. A crane will be lowed onto the ship so the captain and other essential crew can leave.
Carnival Inspiration was not the oldest in the fleet and entered service in 1996. The Fantasy-class ship has a gross tonnage of 70,367 and a guest capacity of over 2,000 at double occupancy along with 920 crew members.
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