MEXICO CITY Feb 10 The Carnival Triumph, a
cruise ship owned by Carnival Corp under its Carnival
Cruise Lines brand, was adrift 150 miles (241 kilometers) off
southern Mexico's Yucatan peninsula on Sunday after a fire that
caused no injuries, the company said in a statement.
The engine room fire, which took place in the morning, had
been extinguished and the ship was without propulsion, and
operating on emergency generator power, the company said.
None of the 3,143 guests nor 1,086 crew were injured, and a
tugboat was on its way to drag the vessel to the Mexican port of
Progreso, where it was expected to arrive on Wednesday
afternoon, Carnival said.
The company said the U.S. Coast Guard had been notified.
"Another Carnival ship, the Carnival Elation, is currently
on scene and transferring additional food and beverage
provisions to the Carnival Triumph," the statement said.
In January last year, the Costa Concordia, a 114,500 tonne
luxury cruise ship operated by the Carnival Corp-owned Costa
Cruises, capsized and sank off the Tuscan island of Giglio in
Italy, killing 32 people.
Last month, Costa Cruises said Italian investigators were
looking into the vessel owner's potential responsibility for the
The Carnival Triumph set sail from Galveston, Texas, on
Thursday, and was due back on Monday Feb. 11.
Carnival said all passengers would receive a refund and
"cruise credit equal to the amount paid for this voyage." The
ship's next two voyages, scheduled for departure next week, were
canceled, the company added.