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Passengers aboard the Carnival Cruise that was stuck in the Gulf of Mexico for days have begun suing the cruise line.
In a nine-page complaint, Cassie Terry, of Lake Jackson, Texas, seeks unspecified damages for what she endured on the Triumph cruise ship to Mexico.
The cruise had departed Galveston on Feb. 7, and then three days later, when the ship was 150 miles off the Yucatan Peninsula, “an engine room fire knocked out its primary power source, crippling its water and plumbing systems and leaving it adrift,” the complaint said.
For the next five days, Terry, 25, had to endure “deplorable, unsafe, and unsanitary conditions, including but not limited to, sweltering temperatures, lack of power and air conditioning, lack or hot or running water, and lack of working toilets,” it says.
When the boat was towed back to the United States, human wasted spilled out of the toilets and flooded across the ship’s floors and halls, and even dripped down the walls.
So far, Carnival has states that each passenger would be given $500, a free flight home, a full refund on their trip and for most expenses on board. They’ve also been given a credit for another cruise.
The towed Triumph arrived in Mobile, Alabama, late on Feb. 14.