An engine fire left a Carnival cruise ship adrift 150 miles off Mexico. Tug boats will bring the cruise ship back to Progreso, Mexico. All 3,143 guests will be offered full refunds, says Carnival.
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A statement on Carnival's website said nobody was hurt and automatic extinguishers put out the fire before it could spread from the aft engine room. The company said the US Coast Guard had been notified and was monitoring the situation.
The cruise line said another of its ships, the Carnival Elation, responded to the scene and transferred provisions to the disabled boat. Carnival says a tugboat will tow the Triumph to Progreso, Mexico, where passengers will be flown back to the United States.