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Coast Guard: Cause of cruise ship fire was a leak

4 years 4 months 5 days ago February 18, 2013 Feb 18, 2013 Monday, February 18 2013 February 18, 2013 1:07 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

MOBILE, Ala.- A leak in a fuel engine return line is to blame for a fire on the Carnival cruise ship Triumph, that's according to the Coast Guard.

The fire paralyzed the ship, leaving it adrift in the Gulf of Mexico until tugboats towed it to Mobile.

It had left Galveston, Texas on February 17 for a four-day trip to Mexico.

The investigation of the disabled ship is expected to take six months.



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