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Crippled cruise ship docks

A crippled cruise ship has docked in Alabama, ending the holiday voyage that some passengers have described as 'hellish'. Around 4,000 on board were left without plumbing for four days following an engine room fire.

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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 Credit: Reuters

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 Credit: Reuters

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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