NEW ORLEANS (February 11, 2013)—A tugboat will tow the Carnival Cruise Lines ship Triumph to port after the ship was left dead in the water by an engine room fire about 150 miles off the Yucatan Peninsula with 3,143 passengers and 1,086 crew members on board.
A statement on Carnival's website said nobody was hurt and automatic extinguishers put out the fire before it could spread from the aft engine room.
Triumph cruises from Galveston to the Caribbean.
Carnival says a tugboat will tow it to Progreso, Mexico, where passengers will be flown back to the United States.
It's expected to arrive in Progreso on Wednesday.
Carnival says passengers will get a full refund, plus an equal credit for a future cruise.
The company says people scheduled on Feb. 11 and Feb. 16 cruises will get a full refund and a discount on a future cruise.