Update February 13 4:00 pm: Three tugboatss are now pulling the Carnival Triumph to Mobile, Alabama where passengers will disembark. Public and cabin restrooms are operational in certain parts of the ship along with several elevators. Hot coffee and limited hot food service is being served in the Lido dining area. Update on Living Conditions Carnival has canceled the next 14 cruises on the Triumph so repairs can be made.
A fire broke out on the Carnival Triumph cruise ship earlier today in the engine room. The ship’s automatic fire extinguishing system quickly put out the fire in the aft engine room. Carnival reported that there were no injuries or casualties from the incident.
The Triumph is currently without propulsion and is operating on emergency generator power. The ship’s technical crew is assessing the damage and is attempting to restore power to the ship.
The ship is currently located 240 miles off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. A tugboat has been dispatched to the ship’s location to tow the ship to Mobile, Alabama for repairs. The ship is scheduled to arrive in Mobile on Thursday where passengers will disembark from the ship.
There are 3,143 passengers and 1,086 crew members currently on board the ship. Carnival has asked all passengers to remain in the public/open decks of the ship for their comfort. When ships run on emergency power, modern conveniences such as air conditioning are usually not available.
The Carnival Elation was nearby and is currently providing the Triumph with additional food and beverages.
All passengers on the ship will received a full refund of their cruise fare. They will also be reimbursed for all transportation costs and all purchases made on the ship, with the exception of casino and gift shop purchases. Passengers will also receive a credit for a future cruise that is equal to the amount that they paid for the current cruise.
The Triumph is currently on a four night cruise that departed from the port of Galveston, Texas on Thursday and was scheduled to be back in Galveston on Monday morning. The next two cruises on the Triumph (February 11 and 16) have been canceled by Carnival. Guests who were scheduled to be on those cruises will receive a full refund and reimbursement for any non-refundable travel expenses. They will also receive a 25% discount on any future 3-5 day cruise on Carnival.
Guests who are scheduled on these next two sailings are being contacted by Carnival to advise them of the situation.
This is the cruise ship fire that has been reported in 2013. In 2012, the Costa Allegra, Azamara Quest, Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas, and the Regina Rheni all had fires break on their ships. Fire on a cruise ship is the number 1 safety concern for the cruise lines.
Concerned family and loved ones who are concerned about guests and crew on the Triumph may call (888) 290-5095 or (305) 406-5534.
Cruise Fever will continue to monitor this situation and update this page as Carnival releases more information on this current cruise and how it will affect cruises in the coming weeks on the Carnival Triumph.