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Families worry about those
stranded on Galveston cruise

Houston Chronicle, by Jayme Fraser

Original Article

Posted By:JoniTx, 2/10/2013 9:24:19 PM

More than 4,000 people spent Sunday stranded on a cruise ship after a fire in the engine room, according to Carnival. The Carnival Triumph, which left Galveston Thursday, is without propulsion and running on emergency generator power about 150 miles off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. The U.S. Coast Guard was notified and a tug boat has been dispatched to the ship, according to a company statement. The company reports that the ship´s automatic fire extinguishing systems activated and only the aft engine room was damaged.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Coy860, 2/10/2013 9:29:37 PM     (No. 9169402)

Nothing to worry about! They are in no danger! Plenty of food and an extra at sea day..enjoy the pool and beautiful weather. Free cruise..wahoo.


Reply 2 - Posted by: Keekng, 2/10/2013 10:04:35 PM     (No. 9169425)

Not many things better than a free cruise.


   

 

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 2/10/2013 10:23:36 PM     (No. 9169429)

Glad no one was hurt. As the old joke goes, First Prize was a Carnival cruise. Second Prize was two Carnival cruises.


Reply 4 - Posted by: thelmalou, 2/10/2013 10:53:11 PM     (No. 9169456)

Hmmm...what fun! Being stranded on a Carnival* ship off the coast of Mexico where they are sitting ducks for any cartel (or other) mischief. Yeah, that´s the ticket.

* Owners of the Costa Concordia, as well as the ship that reportedly passed by stranded fishermen off the Galapagos, as well as the ship whose shore excursion was robbed at gunpoint in Mexico. All in the last year.


Reply 5 - Posted by: Coy860, 2/10/2013 11:03:36 PM     (No. 9169467)

#4. They are 150 miles off the Yucatan.
That region is perfectly safe, Mexico does have patrol boats, and I bet our Coast Guard is there too.


Reply 6 - Posted by: thelmalou, 2/10/2013 11:51:19 PM     (No. 9169500)

That was half tongue-in-cheek, #5. I know they´re probably well-guarded. Just not somewhere I´d want to be stranded.


Reply 7 - Posted by: TXknitter, 2/11/2013 1:39:15 AM     (No. 9169535)

So, the power situation is okay even if a storm were to hit?


   

 

  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: Spidey, 2/11/2013 3:22:45 AM     (No. 9169559)

Think about what a cruise ship full of PTSD passengers will cost their insurance company.

There´s no such thing as ´an act of God" defense anymore,since God is a myth.



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