As a crippled Carnival Cruise ship limps toward land in the U.S., crew members are trying to deal with the terrible conditions by handing out free booze, a relative of one of the stranded passengers said.
The Carnival Triumph was 150 miles off the coast of Mexico on Sunday when a fire crippled the ship's water and plumbing systems, leaving more than 4,000 passengers and crew members stranded on the luxury cruise ship.
No one was injured, but a passenger with health issues was taken off the ship as a precaution, a Carnival spokeswoman said.
The ship is being slowly pulled by two small ships into a port in Mobile, Ala. Two other Carnival cruise ships and a 210-foot Coast Guard cutter have also provided assistance, according to the cruise line and the Coast Guard.
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