Coast Guard News
8th District Public Affairs
U.S. Coast Guard
Date: Feb. 12, 2013
Public Affairs Detachment Houston
Office: (713) 578-3080
Mobile: (724) 726-1790
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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