Stranded passengers get more money
MOBILE - Passengers stuck at sea on the Carnival Cruise ship Triumph will be getting not only their money back, but an additional $500.00. The liner has been crippled since Sunday when a fire broke out in the engine room, leaving the ship unable to propel through the water.
The boat is currently being towed into the Mobile, Alabama port.
The vessel was on a four-day trip, with over 3,000 passengers on board the cruise. The ship is scheduled to make it into the port on Thursday. A tugboat from Port Fourchon is helping bring the disabled vessel. According to our sister station, KATC-TV, Passengers are told to use plastic bags in place of restroom facilities.
The U.S. Coast Guard has been near the ship since the fire on Sunday.
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