Royal Caribbean’s Majesty of the Seas was still berthed in the port of Port Canaveral this morning after a coastguard inspection on Monday found faults with the life saving lifejackets on board, according to local media.
CBS News are reporting that the Coast Guard had found issues with the lifejackets and that there was nothing wrong with the the ship’s engine or navigational equipment.
The ship had been scheduled to depart from the Florida port on Monday afternoon on a 4 night itinerary to Coco Cay and Nassau, Bahamas, however concerns raised from the inspection ultimately led to the ship having to remain in port in order for those issues to be satisfactorily resolved.
Royal Caribbean have tweeted to responses from concerned passengers on board with regards to the situation, with the cruise line confirming that the lifejackets will have to be replaced:
@JonGaled Hey, Jonathan. We passed our previous inspection but the U.S. Coast guard would like for us to change the jackets immediately.
— Royal Caribbean (@RoyalCaribbean) February 14, 2017
It is anticipated that once the lifejackets have been replaced, Majesty of the Seas will then be free to sail from Port Canaveral.
Majesty of the Seas at 74,074grt and 880ft long is the oldest ship within the Royal Caribbean fleet after joining the fleet in April 1992. She has a capacity for 2767 passengers and a compliment of 912 crew and sails on 3 and 4 night Bahamas itineraries throughout the year.
Feature image: Royal Caribbean
Sources: CBS News, Reuters, Royal Caribbean Twitter.