Carnival Cruise Ship Floats in Gulf of Mexico After Engine Fire, Will Be Towed
A Carnival cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico with more than 4,200 passengers and crew will be towed to port after a weekend engine fire left it dead in the water, a cruise line official said.
A cutter is expected to arrive on the scene Monday morning to assist, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
The Carnival Triumph was in waters off the Yucatan Peninsula, heading back to Galveston, Texas, when the fire occurred Sunday morning, said Astevia Gonzalez from the Carnival Cruises family support team. The ship’s automatic fire extinguishing system kicked in and soon contained the blaze, and no injuries were reported.