Passengers Stranded On Cruise Ship Off The Coast Of Mexico Describe Their Experience As Miserable
A 4,200 passenger Carnival Triumph cruise ship is in the process of being towed by two boats through the Gulf of Mexico to Mobile, Alabama after a fire disables the engines sometime Sunday.
ABC News is reporting that the ship has little access to fresh water, no power and buckets that are being used as makeshift toilets. Brett Nutt, who has a wife onboard, describes the conditions:
“She said there’s no running water. They just really got food there to them tonight, and there’s no power whatsoever, other than the emergency flasher lights that are on,” Nutt said. “She was crying and hysterical.”
Toby Barlow told CNN that his wife onboard told him that “sewage is running down the walls and floors” and that the lines for food, which has finally arrived, is several hours long.
According to the U.S. Coast Guard there is no AC onboard and passengers are being forced to sleep in tents on the deck. Passengers are receiving a full refund in the form of a credit for future trips — because they all can’t wait to get back on a cruise ship. The ship is on schedule to make it to Alabama by Thursday.
Paul Hudson | Elite.