Carnival Triumph http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/33056/all en Desperation on board as cruise ship towed to port http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/desperation-board-cruise-ship-towed-port <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An operation to tow a disabled cruise ship packed with desperate passengers back to the United States was again delayed on Thursday when one of the cables attaching it to a flotilla of tugs snapped.</p> <p>The Carnival Triumph lost power in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday after a fire, leaving more than 4,000 passengers and crew sleeping in corridors, waiting hours for sparse meals and relieving themselves in plastic bags.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/desperation-board-cruise-ship-towed-port" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Carnival Triumph Cruise ships Watercraft AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 21:46:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5756124 at http://www.globalpost.com Nightmare over for the 4,229 aboard the Carnival Triumph http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/35779/130226/nightmare-over-the-4229-aboard-the-carnival-triumph <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Miami, Feb 15 (EFE).- The 4,229 exhausted passengers and crew on the disabled cruise ship Triumph are now on their way home from Mobile, Alabama, where they disembarked in the wee hours Friday after almost five grueling days at sea in the Gulf of Mexico.</p> <p>"The 3,143 passengers have now disembarked that were on the Triumph and were taken to hotels or picked up by family members who were waiting for them at the dock" in Mobile, Joyce Oliva, spokeswoman for Carnival Cruise Lines, told Efe on Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/35779/130226/nightmare-over-the-4229-aboard-the-carnival-triumph" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Carnival Triumph Cruise ships Social Issues Watercraft Agencia EFE Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:26:43 +0000 Agencia EFE 5767282 at http://www.globalpost.com