KATC reports that the infamous "poop" cruise ship, the Triumph, lost power today as the Carnival cruise ship was sailing from Cozumel, Mexico back to Galveston, Texas.
According to KATC, Carnival says that the Triumph lost power "for eight minutes" after an electrical breaker failed. Carnival says the loss of power "affected ventilation in the ship's incinerator, sending smoke into limited areas of three decks."
Everyone will remember the Triumph which floated around in the Gulf of Mexico last year after an engine room fire knocked out power to the ship. Whatever happens with this infamous cruise ship will forever be closely monitored. Carnival denies that a fire broke out on the ship and denies that a fire caused the electrical outage. We have heard these denials before, like this case and this one too.
Carnival notified the U.S. Coast Guard of the incident.
KATV reports that passengers are still on the deck waiting for the smoke to clear.
Whether a fire broke out or not, what caused the breaker to fail?
If you are on the cruise, we'd like to hear the passenger's view of what happened. Was the power out for just "8 minutes?"
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