Nov 9, 2010

Nearly 4,500 people stranded on cruise ship off Mexico

According to a Coast Guard report a Carnival cruise ship is stranded offshore with about 4,500 passengers and crew must be towed slowly into a Mexican port.
The Carnival Splendor was 200 miles south of San Diego when an engine room fire cut its power early Monday, according to a statement from Miami-based Carnival Cruise Lines.

The 3,299 passengers and 1,167 crew members were not hurt and the fire was put out, but the 952-foot ship had no air conditioning, hot water or telephone service.

Auxiliary power allowed toilets and cold running water to be restored Monday night.

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