8th District Heartland Public Affairs
February 10, 2013
Coast Guard Public Affairs Detachment Houston
Contact: Petty Officer 3rd Class Richard Brahm
Office: (713) 578-3080
Mobile: (832) 293-1293
Coast Guard maintains communication with disabled cruise ship
New Orleans — The Coast Guard is maintaining communication with a cruise ship that has lost main propulsion and is dead in the water approximately 136 miles north of Merida, Mexico Sunday.
The Carnival cruise ship Triumph reported a fire in the aft engine room. Cruise ship personnel isolated and extinguished the engine room fire. No injuries have been reported.
The ship is operating on emergency power and is receiving supplies from another cruise ship on scene. Tug boats have been dispatched to assist the disabled ship.
The Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous has been diverted to provide assistance if needed and is scheduled to arrive early Monday morning.
Carnival Cruise Lines has established a customer service number at 1-888-290-5095 for more information.
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