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More Carnival woes at sea

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Yet another Carnival cruise ship is having mechanical problems at sea, the third in a month, US media reported Friday.

It was an added headache for the company whose vessel Triumph suffered an engine fire last month in the Gulf of Mexico, leaving thousands stranded for days without power or working toilets.

This time a ship called Legend is having a problem with a unit that affects its sailing speed, CBS news said, quoting a statement from Carnival, the world's largest cruise ship company.

A visit Friday to the Cayman Islands has been scrapped and the ship will head to its home port in Tampa, Florida, with arrival expected Sunday.

Another other troubled ship, the Dream, was finishing a Caribbean cruise when it suffered a mechanical issue with a diesel generator. Power was not lost, but elevators and restrooms periodically lost electricity.

Rather than sail home to Cape Canaveral, Florida some 4,300 passengers will be flown home from St. Maarten, the company said.

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