Skip to main content
Advertising

Originally published Friday, February 15, 2013 at 6:39 AM

  • Share:
           
  • Comments (0)
  • Print

Cruise passengers arrive at home port in Texas

Weary passengers of the crippled Carnival cruise ship Triumph are returning to the ship's departure port in South Texas after five days at sea on a liner left powerless by an engine-room fire.

The Associated Press

Most Popular Comments
Hide / Show comments
No comments have been posted to this article.
Start the conversation >

advertising

GALVESTON, Texas —

Weary passengers of the crippled Carnival cruise ship Triumph are returning to the ship's departure port in South Texas after five days at sea on a liner left powerless by an engine-room fire.

Buses began arriving at the Port of Galveston on Friday morning after an eight-hour drive from Mobile, Ala. The ship was towed into port at Mobile on Thursday night.

Port of Galveston police say as many as 800 people will arrive Friday by bus to retrieve their vehicles or be shuttled onto other buses to reach home.

Elaine Roberts of Gainesville, Texas, and her family were among the first to arrive in Galveston. She told KHOU-TV the conditions on Triumph were a "cesspool."

The Triumph departed Galveston on Feb. 7 and was due to return Monday.

News where, when and how you want it

Email Icon

The Seattle Times photographs

Seattle space needle and mountains

Purchase The Seattle Times images


Advertising