From Joe Friday & Yeager's Sweet Love, from Krispy Kreme @ Penn and Memorial on Valentine's Day 2013.
The nightmare on Carnival Triumph cruise has finally docked after it was extended again on Thursday. It was initially expected to arrive at a port in Mobile, Alabama in the afternoon, but then a tow line snapped as it was entering the channel near Mobile Baby.
It finally reached port at about 9:30 p.m. Central Time, but the bad news for the 3,142 passengers and the 1,000 crew members is that officials said it would take up to four-and-half hours to get them all off the ship, since there was only one functioning elevator. Terry Thorton, senior VP for Carnival, said, "This is going to be a long day. There is no way we can speed up the process."
A fire on Sunday in the ship's engine room left it without power, adrift in the Gulf of Mexico with no air conditioning, sewage backing up in the toilets and flowing into the rooms and hallways, and little food.
Passengers took their mattresses out of their rooms and onto the ship's deck to sleep, while others held signs from the balconies of the 14-story ship pleading for help. One passenger suffered a stroke on Thursday and had to be evacuated via helicopter.
Source: USA Today