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Carnival flying stranded Dream passengers home

Last Modified: Thursday, March 14, 2013 11:09 AM

MIAMI (AP) — Carnival Cruise Lines is making arrangements for passengers aboard the stranded ship Dream to fly home.

The cruise line made the announcement Thursday morning.

The ship encountered a technical issue with its backup emergency diesel generator during a scheduled port of call Wednesday in St. Maarten. There were brief interruptions to the elevators and toilets Wednesday night.

The company says engineers are working on the problem, but they are making arrangements to fly passengers home. They did not indicate when the flights would leave St. Maarten. The ship, with a capacity of 3,646 passengers, is docked at Phillipsburg.

The Dream's March 16 voyage from Port Canaveral has been canceled.

An engine fire crippled the Carnival Triumph in February, leaving 4,200 stranded for five days without working toilets or power.

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