5:47 am, Fri 15 Feb 2013
Passengers disembark Triumph cruise ship in Alabama
After four days at sea, with no plumbing on the Carnival Triumph cruise liner, passengers have finally reached land in Alabama.
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Met with blankets, drinks and hot food, the passengers were let off the boat, where they would continue their journeys home by coach.
Passengers described overflowing toilets, with the ship's cabins and passages, soaked in raw sewage, after a fire in the engine room knocked out the ship's power and plumbing.
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4:26 am, Fri 15 Feb 2013
Red Cross on the scene as passengers leave the ship
Witchita Red Cross
Witchita Red Cross awaits passengers from the Carnival Triumph cruise ship, as passengers disembark in the port of Mobile, Alabama.
The ship has been without plumbing for the past four days, afloat in the Gulf of Mexico.
3:53 am, Fri 15 Feb 2013
Carnival CEO: 'I want to again apologize to our guests'
The CEO of Carnival Cruise Lines has commented on Twitter, following the docking of troubled cruise ship Triumph.
Passengers were left afloat in the Mexican Gulf following an engine fire which left them without plumbing for four days.
I want to thank the US Coast Guard, The Port and City of Mobile, Customs and Border Protection and countless others who were helpful
I’d also like to thank our shoreside teams for working around the clock to make this happen and I want to thank our crew for everything.
I want to again apologize to our guests and their friends and family. The situation has been incredibly difficult and we're sorry for what happened.
Our company was founded on the idea of providing great vacations to fun loving Americans and clearly we failed on this cruise.
– Gerry Cahill, President and CEO of Carnival Cruise Lines
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3:44 am, Fri 15 Feb 2013
Carnival: 'Thankful' everyone is safe as ship docks
The Triumph cruise liner has arrived at port in Mobile, Alabama.
CEO Gerry Cahill of Carnival Cruise Lines said he is "thankful" everyone is safe.
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3:25 am, Fri 15 Feb 2013
Report: Triumph cruise ship docks in Alabama
NBC News has reported that the carnival cruise ship Triumph is currently docking in Mobile, Alabama.
A live feed is being broadcast from the NBC website.
3:01 am, Fri 15 Feb 2013
100 coaches arranged to pick up cruise ship guests
The Carnival cruise liner Triumph, which has been adrift in the Gulf of Mexico for four days, is now less than ten miles away from port.
The ship is set to dock in Mobile, Alabama between 9:15 and 11:30pm (03:15 and 05:30 GMT).
Carnival cruise ship Triumph being towed to the port in Alabama
Updates from the
Carnival Cruise Lines Twitter account, said disembarkation off the boat could take up to five hours, due to the lack of power.
They added that guests will be provided with warm food, drinks and blankets, as well as cell phones and chargers upon arrival.
The ship is now less than ten miles away from port
The company has arranged 100 coaches to take the guests home, crew will be able to stay in nearby hotels.
An assessment of the repairs will be carried out once all the guests and crew are safely off the ship.
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