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Worst cruise ship disasters in recent history

Published On: Feb 14 2013 12:46:49 PM EST

The Carnival Triumph cruise liner, which went adrift after a fire broke out in the engine room on Feb. 10, leaving passengers with dwindling food supplies, unbearable heat and malfunctioning toilets, is expected to arrive at a port in Mobile, Alabama this afternoon. Take a look at the Carnival Triumph and other cruise ship disasters in recent history.

The Carnival Triumph is only one of many cruise ship disasters in recent history. Take a look at others.

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The Carnival Triumph cruise liner suffered a fire in the engine room in February 2013, which knocked out the ship's engines, electricity and air conditioning. Several of the 3,143 passengers 1,086 crew members on board the ship in the Gulf of Mexico complained of "disgusting" conditions, including sewage sloshing around in hallways, flooded rooms and trouble getting enough to eat.


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