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Published on February 15th, 2013 | by Kennedy Ray0
(LIVE) Carnival Triumph Arrives On Shore: Passengers Fight Over Food, Sewage Leaks
The cruise nightmare is almost over, latest headlines read “US cruise ship Carnival Triumph near shore.” Watch LIVE when the Carnival Triumph Arrives on shore. We have a Live Cam Video link for you. The arrival at Mobile, Alabama port is expected around 11:30 p.m. ET.
There have been reports of violent conflicts on board, groups of passengers fight over food as supplies are said to be running low. Passengers are forced to stand in line for hours to get cold sandwiches. See photos, watch live stream below.
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The Passengers arrived safely in Alabama and are reunited with their families…
The engine of the Carnival Triumph caught fire on Sunday, leaving the cruise without propulsion and running on emergency generator power. There are 4,229 passengers aboard the cruise, friends and families are currently on shore of Mobile Alabama awaiting their save arrival.
The disabled cruise ship only has five working toilets between 4,229 people. Passengers are told to defecate in plastic bags and urinate in showers. Passenger Ann Barlow told CNN:
“It’s disgusting. The worst thing ever” her husband Toby said “sewage running down the walls and floors”
There have been brief communications with passengers on the Carnival Triumph when other cruise ships with working cellular towers delivered supplies. Family members received messages from their loved ones, who reported of uncomfortable and unsanitary conditions.
Floating Petri Dish…
Larry Poret reports of dire conditions aboard the ship, saying urine and feces streamed in the halls and down walls after toilet facilities failed, soaking the mattress of a friend of his who was sleeping in a hallway.
Two tugboats dragged the nearly 900-foot, 14-story Triumph at a extremely slow pace to the Mobile harbor, where the 3,143 passengers and 1,086 crew members on board will get off the cruise. The trip home was delayed for four hours when the towline from the lead tugboat to the ship snapped and another tug pushing the ship broke.
Why not just evacuate the passengers on the Carnival Triumph cruise ship? wondered at some point over the past three days as they endured nightmarish conditions while stranded in the Gulf of Mexico.
“It’s extremely dangerous,” Capt. Walt Nadolny, a professor at the State University of New York’s Maritime College, told the Sun-Sentinel newspaper of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. “It’s only an option if the ship is sinking.”
Lani Corbett, whose daughter Shannon is on board of the cruise, spoke with her Shannon over the phone, where she re-assured her that she could get off the ship tonight. Shannon told her mother to bring some McDonald’s as she was hungry.
“I realize that Carnival can’t help the weather situation, and Carnival can’t help if the tug line breaks,” she said. “I get all of that, but you can’t help but be angry and frustrated when the timeline gets being pushed back and back.”
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