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8th District Public Affairs

U.S. Coast Guard

News Release

Date: Feb. 12, 2013

Public Affairs Detachment Houston

Contact: Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Kendrick

Office: (713) 578-3080

Mobile: (724) 726-1790

UPDATE: Coast Guard escorts disabled cruise ship under tow to Alabama

Cruise ship being towed
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. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ensign Chris Shivock.

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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