PADET Houston Public Affairs
February 12, 2013
Public Affairs Detachment Houston
Contact: Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Kendrick
Office: (281) 464-4810
Mobile: (832) 293-1293
UPDATE: Coast Guard escorts disabled cruise ship under tow to Alabama
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.
Carnival Cruise Lines has established a customer service number at 1-888-290-5095 for more information.
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