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Fire in engine room of cruise ship that departed from Galveston

Carnival Triumph Ship. (Source: Carnival Cruise lines) Carnival Triumph Ship. (Source: Carnival Cruise lines)
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    Sunday, February 10 2013 7:59 PM EST2013-02-11 00:59:34 GMT
    Released by Carnival Cruise Lines:February 10, 2013 – 7.30 p.m. EST This morning the cruise ship Carnival Triumph experienced an engine room fire while the vessel was sailing approximately 150 miles off the
    Released by Carnival Cruise Lines:February 10, 2013 – 7.30 p.m. EST This morning the cruise ship Carnival Triumph experienced an engine room fire while the vessel was sailing approximately 150 miles off the
GALVESTON, TX (KLTV) -

This morning the cruise ship Carnival Triumph experienced an engine room fire while the vessel was sailing approximately 150 miles off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. The ship's automatic fire extinguishing systems activated and the fire was contained to the aft engine room. At this time, the fire is fully extinguished. No casualties or injuries to guests or crew have been reported.

The vessel is currently without propulsion and the ship is operating on emergency generator power. The ship's technical crew is continuing to assess the damage and attempting to restore power. In the meantime, a tugboat is being dispatched to the ship's location in the event it is needed. All appropriate authorities including U.S. Coast Guard have been notified.

There are 3,143 guests and 1,086 crew on board and all guests have been asked to remain in the ship's public areas and open decks for their comfort. Guests are being provided with food and refreshments. All guests on the current voyage will receive a full refund inclusive of gratuities and any transportation expenses.

Carnival Triumph is currently on a four-day cruise that departed Galveston, Texas on Thursday. Carnival has contacted guests booked on the next voyage which was scheduled to depart tomorrow to make them aware of the situation and advise that tomorrow's voyage will not depart as scheduled. Guests have the option of canceling now and receiving a full refund or waiting for further information to determine if a shortened, partial voyage may be possible. Further updates will be provided as information becomes available.

Carnival has contacted the designated emergency contacts for all guests on board. Concerned family and loved ones of guests and crew may call 888.290.5095 or305.406.5534. If you have a family member on board, we would like to hear from you. Send an email to news@kltv.com

Click here to read the statement send by Carnival Cruise Lines.

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