Carnival Cruise Ship Stranded for Third Day

The cruise line is trying to get the powerless ship to port in Mobile, Ala.
2:04 | 02/12/13

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We're going to turn to the vacati vacati vacation nightmare. The carnival cruise ship in the gulf of mexico. The ship trying to get to a port now in mobile, alabama. Matt gutman has the latest on the story. Reporter: The decision overnight to tow the crippled "triumph," seen in these new photos, to alabama, could be making a brutal voyage even worse. And for the first time, we are hearing from passengers aboard that stricken ship. There's no lights, no water. We can't flush. Some people were able to shower. Reporter: Conditions are getting worse by the hour, debra rightmire wrote abc news. Toilets are overflowing inside our cabins. We're having to sleep inside the hallways. Onion and cucumber sandwiches last night. "The triumph," which is bigger than the "titanic," is running on emergency power. And is being towed at a few miles per hour. Shelly crosby texted us, we have a lot of tent cities on-deck. And while carnival's ads boast limitless food, that's not the case on "the triumph." We waited four hours to get a hamburger. It's just as scarce, coming only when another carnival ship pulls up to drop off supplies. If you can imagine, 4,000 people running to these single bathrooms. I mean, it's horrible. Reporter: Brent nutt managed to speak to his wife on the ship. All you hear on the phone calls is crying. And talking about, I'm going to die. Reporter: Carnival acknowledges there are issues. Tells abc news, there's plenty of food and water aboard. And is working on the sanitation problems. Obviously, don't have matt gutman's microphone. I think he was in the process of telling us, this is three days the ship has been floating ound there.

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