Earlier this week I was able to catch a news report from ABC-7 in San Francisco. The report was bad news for Carnival Cruises, but very good news for trades workers in the Bay Area.

Back in November, the cruise ship called the Carnival Splendor lost power when engines caught fire. That unfortunate circumstance happened while the ship was touring the Baja peninsula. Now, the Carnival Splendor is docked in the San Francisco Bay to fix the damage from that fire. While the cruise ship is out of commission, sheet metal workers, plumbers, electricians and other construction trades are cashing in on the repairs. It is expected that the Carnival Splendor will provide an economic boon to San Francisco over the next month.

And it’s not just tradesmen that are excited about the ship repairs. Local restaurants and cafes are also looking forward to providing food to workers during their lunch breaks. What was a major setback for Carnival is an economic benefit to construction workers who have been struggling, not just in San Francisco, but in California. The ABC news report spotlighted one worker who will be commuting from outside the city for the construction work.

If you’d like to watch the news report, go here: http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/local/san_francisco&id=7916075.