A cruise ship owned by Carnival was adrift off the coast of Mexico on Feb. 10, according to a Feb. 11 Reuters report. The Carnival Triumph cruise ship was adrift about 150 miles off the coast of southern Mexico, according to the company. The fire occurred in the morning in the engine room and had been extinguished. The company reported that the ship was now being powered by an emergency generator.
None of the guests or crew on board the ship were injured and a tugboat was on its way to drag the ship back to the Mexican Port of Progresso. According to the company, the U.S. Coast Guard had been notified. “Another Carnival ship, the Carnival Elation, is currently on scene and transferring additional food and beverage provisions to the Carnival Triumph,” the company said.
The Carnival Triumph left Galveston, Texas on Feb. 7 and was expected to return on Feb. 11. Carnival said all passengers would receive a refund and “cruise credit equal to the amount paid for this voyage,” adding that the ship's next two voyages, scheduled for departure next week, were canceled.
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