Disabled Cruise Ship Enters Mobile Bay, But Has A Long Way To Go

MOBILE, Ala. (February 14, 2013)—The disabled Carnival Triumph entered Mobile Bay under tow Thursday, after a snapped towline caused a delay.

Terry Thornton said about 3:25 p.m. that the cruise ship was still seven to 10 hours from port and once it arrives officials say it will take almost five hours for all of the passengers to leave the Triumph.

The ship was originally expected to arrive in the afternoon.

Passengers report overflowing toilets, sewage backed up in showers and people getting sick.

Thornton said that passengers would carry their own luggage once they arrived in port and said only one elevator is functioning on the Triumph.

An engine-room fire Sunday left the ship powerless.

More than 4,000 people are on board the Triumph, and passengers face long bus rides or other travel hassles to get home once they arrive in Mobile.

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