Feb 14 A Royal Caribbean cruise ship remained in
a Florida port on Tuesday morning after U.S. Coast Guard
inspectors halted its departure when they found a problem with
its life-saving equipment, local media reported.
Majesty of the Seas, a ship that carries more than 2,000
passengers, remained docked in Port Canaveral, Florida after it
was scheduled to leave for a Bahamas cruise on Monday afternoon,
an NBC affiliate reported.
"We passed our previous inspection but the U.S. Coast Guard
would like for us to change the jackets immediately," Royal
Caribbean tweeted late on Monday night. It was not immediately
clear if it was referring to emergency flotation vests.
Several Royal Caribbean passengers expressed frustration on
the delay on Twitter, and the company responded by asking for
"We couldn't be more disappointed," Tweeted Kelsey Graham,
who said that she was on the cruise with her grandmother to
celebrate the latter's 85th birthday.
It is unclear how many people are aboard the 880-foot-long
No comment was immediately available on Tuesday by telephone
from Royal Caribbean headquarters in Miami before business
(Reporting by Brendan O'Brien in Milwaukee Editing by W Simon)