As Texas-Based Cruise Ship Sprouts A Tent City, Future Trips Canceled

2:55 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

As Texas-Based Cruise Ship Sprouts A Tent City, Future Trips Canceled

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The Carnival Triumph, which launched from Galveston, is being towed to Mobile, Ala., where 4,000-plus people will finally be free three days after an engine fire disabled the ship. One passenger says, "Up on deck it looks like a shanty town, with sheets, almost like tents, mattresses, anything else they can pull to sleep on."
With the Carnival cruise ship Triumph and its 3,143 passengers now being towed to Mobile, Ala., more reports are emerging from passengers on the ship that lost engine power early Sunday. They describe a tent city on the upper deck and continuing problems with the sewage system.