The Carnival Triumph lost propulsion after an engine room fire on February 10.
Passenger Debra Rightmire in a text to ABC News:
“Conditions are getting worse by the hour. Cabin carpets are wet with urine and water. Toilets are overflowing inside cabins. We are having to sleep in the hallways. Onion and cucumber sandwich last night.”
Carnival said that stranded passengers will get a full refund, free flight home, and credit for another cruise.
Passenger Shelly Crosby in a text to ABC News:
“We stood in line for four hours to get a hamburger.”
Tug boats are currently dragging Triumph toward Alabama.
Brent Nutt, whose wife is on board, in interviews with Fox News, CNN and ABC News:
“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. She was crying and hysterical.”
“There’s water and feces all over the floor … The whole boat stinks extremely bad.”
“I mean, it’s horrible. There’s no running water. There’s no power. They are having to use the restroom in buckets and bags … It’s like a bunch of savages on there … If you get on the blogs, they’re saying that people are fighting over food and stuff.”
The tugs Resolve Pioneer and Dabhol towing the ship.
Passenger Ann Barlow, in a text to her husband, read on CNN:
“Elderly and handicap(ped people) are struggling … The smells are gross.”
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