Cruise ship adrift could be the name of the latest Carnival Triumph voyage. An engine room fire left the cruise ship adrift off the coast of Mexico this weekend. According to a report from early Monday (Feb. 11), the Coast Guard revealed that it was maintaining radio communication with the ship after the fire took place.
Tug boats have already been dispatched to help the ship and at the latest report the Carnival Triumph was now operating on emergency power. Located around 150 miles off Mexico's Yucatan peninsula in the south, the ship is also being assisted by another vessel in the area. The good news is that it seems to be in no danger at this time and that the Coast Guard has the situation well under control.
It was also reported that the Carnival Triumph has been sailing since Thursday (Feb. 7) out of Galveston, Texas, and that it was schedule to hit port on Monday. With the delay in that schedule, not only has it led to the next two voyages being canceled, but the company revealing that they would refund money spent as well as issue "cruise credit" to those passengers on board.
With an estimated 4,200 people on board, this could be a very costly endeavor for Carnival, but at least the cruise ship is no longer adrift without power.