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Stricken Cruise Ship Headed to Alabama

February 12, 2013

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ensign Chris Shivock.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ensign Chris Shivock.

The tugs Resolve Pioneer and Dabhol tow and steer the 893-foot Carnival Triumph cruise ship Tuesday morning, Feb. 12, 2013, in the Gulf of Mexico. The ship is enroute to Mobile, Ala., after an engine room fire a few days prior.

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous began escorting the Carnival Triumph cruise ship Monday night after tugs began towing it toward Mobile, Ala., which is approximately 270 miles north.

The Triumph reported a fire in the aft engine room Sunday morning, which was extinguished by the ships fire control system. No injuries were reported.

The ship continues to operate on backup generators.

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