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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

A cruise ship with 4,200 passengers is drifting


The U.S. cruise ship with more than 4,200 people on board, sailed Monday adrift off the coast of Mexico for a second day, after a fire broke out in the engine room. The Carnival Triumph was operating on the reserve to 240 kilometers of the peninsula of Yucatan , awaiting the arrival of a vessel towing it towed to the port of Progreso, Mexico. None of the 3,143 passengers and 1,086 crew on board this boat 272 meters were injured in the fire. The ship's automatic fire extinguishers were activated and the fire was contained in the engine room aft. Currently, it is completely extinguished, "the company said in a statement Carnival. He added that they were providing food and drink to passengers , from a second vessel of the signature present in the area. A U.S. Coast Guard official said the ship was adrift on Monday and they were ready to help, even if the cruise is in Mexican waters. "We have an asset in the area, a Coast Guard vessel," he said, while reported the existence of a waiting aircraft. In January 2012 Carnival ship, the Costa Concordia, sank off the Italian coast, which killed 32 people.

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