There was a slight embarrassment for cruise liner company Royal Caribbean late last week when its cruise ship Majesty of the Seas failed to pass a US Coast Guard safety inspection in port in central Florida.
USCG said that there were problems with the ship’s life jackets and safety equipment. They ordered the vessel to remain in the port instead of beginning its Bahamas cruise. Reportedly the number of life fests was less than the number documented, while some old life vests were in a state of disrepair. “The delay had to do with the life-saving equipment on board, not the ship’s engine”, said the Coast Guard spokesman, Ryan Dickinson.
Passengers said customer service representatives with Royal Caribbean had indicated that the ship would not leave until Tuesday night at the earliest.
Majesty of the Seas is 6,953dwt and 74,077grt. According to database it is covered by UK P&I Club through Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.