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Carnival Cruise Ship Adrift Following Fire

Cruise liner experienced fire in engine room off coast of Mexico
0:51 | 02/10/13

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-- other situation we're following this one in the Gulf of Mexico thousands of passengers on a cruise ship. -- is now drifting without power ABC's backed up and with the latest. Tonight there are over 4200. People aboard the carnival triumph -- about a 150 miles off the Yucatan peninsula. The fire erupted in one of the engine rooms earlier today but was automatically extinguished. While emergency generators are providing some electricity the ship has no propulsion now basically a 100000. Ton cork. Carnival Cruise Lines -- said no one is hurt and there's plenty of food. But has urged guests to congregate in common areas and on the decks. A tugboat has been dispatched to the ship to Tobin 900 foot boat back to land in case its engineers. Can't fix the problem. Matt Gutman ABC news Miami.

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