Transcript for Cruise Ship Stranded Without Power in Gulf of Mexico
Now the morn's other top head flooins josh. The carnival cruise ship adrift in the gulf of mexico. A fire in the engine room knocked out power leaving more than 4200 people on board stranded. Matt... See More
Now the morn's other top head flooins josh. The carnival cruise ship adrift in the gulf of mexico. A fire in the engine room knocked out power leaving more than 4200 people on board stranded. Matt gutman has the story. Reporter: This morning, the carnival "triumph" is little more than a 100,000-on the cork bobbing in the gulf of mexico. The enginee so badly damaged, a tugboat will have to tow it to mexico starting at noon today. Brett says his wife called to say the plumbing wasn't work. There's no running water. They just really got food there to them tonight. No power whatsoever other than the emergency flasher lights that are on. She was crying and hysterical. Reporter: Overnight, carnival told abc news that many of the toilets are coming back online. The passengers are not in danger. A fire erupted in the engine room on sunday. It was extinguished by an automated system, not before it hobbled the ship. All the passengers are staying in the public areas of the vessel on the opendex. Because there's no air conditioning. Reporter: Emergency generators are providing some power. The ship, 2 1/2 football fields long saz the mercy of the sea. Tugboats are a couple of hours away. The hard part begins now. It will take three full days to get the ship back to a port in mexico. With six-foot seas, not much of a vacation. We turn to the most serious
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