December 18, 2014
A Carnival cruise ship with more than 3000 passengers on board is adrift in the Gulf of Mexico after its engines caught fire Sunday.
The ship, according to a CNN report, was returning to Galveston, Texas, when its engines caught fire, stranding it 477 miles from its final destination. A U.S. Coast Guard cutter is expected to rendezvous with the ship today, towing it to Progreso, Mexico.
Although the ship cannot move on its own, it still has on-board electricity to keep passengers comfortable, Carnival said to CNN.
The cruise ship is expected to reach Progreso sometime Wednesday.
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