First cruise lawsuit filed. According to an article posted today at ABC News, the first lawsuit has been filed against Carnival Cruise Line after their ship, the Triumph, was left drifting in the Gulf of Mexico for nearly a week.
The first cruise lawsuit was filed today by a passenger who was aboard the ship while it was stuck at sea. A huge number of lawsuits are expected against the owners of the Carnival Triumph, but the first was filed today by Cassie Terry, 25, of Brazoria County, Texas. She filed the first cruise lawsuit today in Miami federal court, saying the disabled Triumph cruise ship was "a floating hell."
The lawsuit alleges Terry was "forced to endure unbearable and horrendous odors on the filthy and disabled vessel, and wade through human feces in order to reach food lines where the wait was counted in hours, only to receive rations of spoiled food," adding, the "plaintiff was forced to subsist for days in a floating toilet, a floating Petri dish, a floating hell."
The court documents also called the trip back to port "horrifying and excruciating," and says the Triumph tilted several times "causing human waste to spill out of non-functioning toilets, flood across the vessel's floors and halls, and drip down the vessel's walls."
There were more than three-thousand passengers on the Carnival Triumph when a fire led to the ship becoming disabled while out to sea.
It sounds like Carnival Cruise Lines has landed in a world of trouble... again. The Carnival Triumph, a ship larger than the Titanic, is the sister ship of the Costa Concordia which ran aground in Tuscany on January 13, 2012, resulting in the death of 32 people.
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