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« on: February 11, 2013, 02:23:36 AM »

"A Carnival cruise ship carrying more than 4,000 passengers and crew is stranded in the Gulf of Mexico after an engine room fire broke out this morning, representatives for the cruise line said.

The fire was extinguished aboard the Carnival Triumph this morning and no injuries were reported.  The ship, however, lost power and is relying on a back-up generator as it drifts 477 miles southeast of Galveston, Texas, Carnival said in a statement.

The vessel is currently without propulsion and the ship is operating on emergency generator power, according to a statement from Carnival.  The ship’s technical crew has determined the vessel will need to be towed to port. A tugboat is en route to the ship’s location and will tow the vessel to Progreso, Mexico, which is the closest port to the ship.

The ship is expected to arrive in Progreso Wednesday afternoon and guests will be flown from there back to the United States, Carnival said.

The Carnival Triumph departed Galveston on Thursday with 3,143 guests and 1,086 crew on board for a Mexican cruise and was due to return to the port on Monday.

The passengers have been asked to remain in the ship’s public areas and open decks for their comfort, and they are being provided with food and refreshments, Carnival said."

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/lifestyle/2013/02/carnival-cruise-ship-stranded-near-mexico/
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« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2013, 02:27:41 AM »

"-- other situation we're following this one in the Gulf of Mexico thousands of passengers on a cruise ship. -- is now drifting without power ABC's backed up and with the latest. Tonight there are over 4200.

People aboard the carnival triumph -- about a 150 miles off the Yucatan peninsula. The fire erupted in one of the engine rooms earlier today but was automatically extinguished. While emergency generators are providing some electricity the ship has no propulsion now basically a 100000 ton cork. Carnival Cruise Lines -- said no one is hurt and there's plenty of food. But has urged guests to congregate in common areas and on the decks."

http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/carnival-cruise-ship-adrift-fire-18460187?tab=9482931&section=1206833
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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2013, 04:02:25 AM »

"Toby Barlow's wife Ann told him there was "sewage running down the walls and floors" with passengers being asked to defecate in bags and urinate in showers due to a lack of functioning toilets. Food lines ran 3½ hours long and some, like herself, slept outside to keep cool.

"Elderly and handicap(ped people) are struggling," she texted her husband. "The smells are gross."

http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/11/travel/cruise-ship-fire/index.html
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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2013, 04:06:38 AM »

"HOUSTON — The operators of a cruise vessel stranded in the Gulf of Mexico after a weekend engine fire said Monday evening that the craft had drifted so far north of its original position that they now will tow the ship to Mobile, Ala., instead of their original plan for Progreso, Mexico.

Carnival Cruise Lines President and CEO Gerry Cahill said in a statement that strong currents caused the vessel, the Carnival Triumph, to drift about 90 miles north of its original position off the Yucatan Peninsula.

Cahill's statement says the ship should arrive in Mobile on Thursday and that it will allow for less complicated re-entry for passengers without passports."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20130211/us-disabled-cruise-ship/?utm_hp_ref=politics&ir=politics
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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2013, 04:11:16 AM »

"It has promised a full refund to passengers, along with a credit for a future trip, and "reimbursement of all shipboard purchases during the voyage, with the exception of gift shop and casino charges."

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/02/11/171706506/cruise-ship-drifts-in-gulf-of-mexico-will-be-towed-to-port
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« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2013, 04:14:18 AM »

"She said they had no power, no running water, and she said she hadn't been able to eat anything yet,” Nutt said.”Then you call the Carnival phone number for families, and they tell you that everything is alright."

Carnival, whose advertising tagline is “All for fun, fun for all,” confirmed that passengers were now facing a series of challenges aboard the the Triumph."

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/fire-carnival-cruise-ship-strands-4-200-article-1.1261258
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« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2013, 04:17:56 AM »

"Vance Gulliksen, a Carnival spokesman, wrote in an email response to questions that the Triumph is operating on emergency-generator power and technicians have gradually restored some basic functions, including toilet and elevator service in some areas of the ship.

"We've been told that despite the challenging circumstances the mood on board is good, and guests are making the best of the situation," he wrote."

http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/11/travel/cruise-ship-fire/index.html
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« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2013, 04:22:35 AM »

“He might be completely joking, but he said they’re sleeping in tents outside,” the 19-year-old daughter of Mary and Matt Ramos told The Houston Chronicle.

But Brent Nutt, of Angleton, Texas, said his wife Bethany was crying when they spoke.

“They have no running water. They have no way to use the bathroom,” Nutt told KTRK-TV in Houston.

A similar situation occurred on a Carnival cruise ship in November 2010. That vessel was also stranded for three days with 4,500 people aboard after a fire in the engine room. When the passengers disembarked in San Diego they described a nightmarish three days in the Pacific with limited food, power and bathroom access."

http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/02/11/stricken-cruise-ship-adrift-in-gulf-of-mexico-awaiting-tugboats/
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« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2013, 04:26:12 AM »

"The second of two tugboats tasked with towing the disabled Carnival Triumph was scheduled to arrive at the cruise ship's site in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday and help direct it to an Alabama port, cruise officials said."

http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Carnival-cruise-ship-waiting-for-tug-boats-4268864.php
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« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2013, 04:28:44 AM »

"Sunday afternoon, another cruise ship, the Carnival Elation, supplied dinners to the Triumph and Carnival Legend did the same on Monday. The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous provided assistance early Monday morning."

http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Carnival-cruise-ship-waiting-for-tug-boats-4268864.php
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« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2013, 04:36:37 AM »

"More than 4,000 people on board a cruise ship stranded in the Gulf of Mexico have been branded “savages” after being forced to fight for food, RadarOnline.com is reporting.

"It’s a big mess, there’s no power, there’s no toilets, there’s no food – it’s like a bunch of savages on there.

People are fighting over food and stuff – that’s a bunch of savages. It’s ridiculous.

“Carnival has nothing at all in plan in case something like this happens.”

http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2013/02/carnival-cruise-ship-stranded-mexico-passengers-savages/
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« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2013, 04:44:26 AM »

"We don’t really anticipate them needing any help," said Petty Officer 3rd Class Richard Brahm, a spokesman for the U.S. Coast Guard, adding that there doesn't appear to be any danger to anyone on board the Triumph.

"Nothing bad has happened to the ship ... we’ll follow them all the way in and that will pretty much end it for the Coast Guard."

http://www.nbcnews.com/travel/fire-leaves-carnival-cruise-ship-adrift-gulf-mexico-1B8325828
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« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2013, 08:53:42 AM »

Great cruise to have a balcony.  Cheesy Grin
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« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2013, 12:37:33 AM »

Great cruise to have a balcony.  Cheesy Grin

But perhaps no room service ?  Drop a fishing line over the side to catch your own fish dinner. Huh
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« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2013, 11:12:31 AM »

"Passengers on the fire-disabled Carnival Triumph who have been able to reach relatives and news outlets over the past 24 hours are reporting bleak conditions that include overflowing toilets and a ship-wide stench.

In short phone calls and texts made during brief periods of cellphone connectivity, passengers also have relayed stories of long lines for meals and people sleeping on open decks.

"Conditions are getting worse by the hour," passenger Debra Rightmire tells ABC News. "Cabin carpets are wet with urine and water, (and) toilets are overflowing inside cabins. We are having to sleep in the hallways."

http://www.usatoday.com/story/cruiselog/2013/02/12/carnival-triumph-cruise-passengers/1912867/
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