Several passengers that were on-board the cruise ship Triumph, which departed from Galveston in February, have filed a suit against Carnival Cruise Lines, alleging that the company was informed of that the ship needed spray shields installed on the engine’s flexible fuel hoses and ignored the warning. No one was injured when Triumph caught fire on February 10th near Cozumel, Mexico, but, according to WFAA News, passengers were forced to stay on-board while the ship was towed to Alabama. In response to the suit, Carnival acknowledges that the ship was given two months to fix the supposed fire hazard and that the specific area where the fire occurred was not perceived to need any further safety measures. However, the passengers involved in the suit, who finally arrived back in the states on February 15th, claim that after the fire, some toilets stopped working, resulting in unsanitary conditions, a horrible smell, and causing many to sleep on the decks. Triumph was carrying more than 4,000 passengers when it caught fire and were stuck onboard during the ordeal.
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