March 1, 2013
Following the February 2013 engine room fire
aboard the cruise ship
Carnival Triumph, some
passengers are seeking damages in the form of a
lawsuit seeks class action status for “stranding
more than 3,000 passengers for five days on a
ship without electricity or adequate sanitation.”
(Source - Reuters, Stricken cruise passengers
bring class action against Carnival, by Tom Hals,
Feb 20, 2013) The
Carnival Triumph is one of
Carnival Cruise Line’s Triumph-Destiny class
ships. It measures 893 in length, with a
displacement of 101,509 tons (Ward, Douglas
(2005). Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise
Ships) The vessel is back in service.

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