News Brief 2/11/2013, Adar 1, 5773
Fire Leaves 4,200 Aboard US Cruise Ship Adrift Near Mexico
A US cruise ship with more than 4,200 people aboard was adrift for a second day Monday off the coast of Mexico after an engine room fire crippled it, the US Coast Guard confirmed.
The Carnival Triumph was operating on reserve power 240 kilometers (150 miles) off the Yucatan peninsula, and awaiting a tow vessel to pull it back to port at Progreso, Mexico, Carnival said.
None of the 3,143 passengers and 1,086 crew aboard the 272 meter (893 foot) ship were injured in the fire, AFP reported.