Carnival Triumph awaits rescue in Gulf of Mexico

12th Feb 2013
Carnival Triumph awaits rescue in Gulf of Mexico

An engine fire has left the Carnival Triumph stranded in the Gulf of Mexico.

Passengers onboard have only limited access to food and sanitation after the ship was stranded earlier.

The boat will be towed by two tug boats to Progreso, Mexico.

No-one was injured following the fire on Sunday, but the Triumph will not return to land until tomorrow.

Another Carnival ship, the Elation, supplied the stranded vessel with dinner and extra supplies on Sunday.

The ship, which left Galveston, Texas, on Thursday, had been scheduled to return there on Monday.

The Triumph’s 3,143 passengers will instead fly back to the US from Progreso.

There are also 1,086 crew members aboard the ship.


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