According to various new sources, federal agencies will investigate the engine room fire that occurred on board the Carnival Triumph cruise ship on Sunday, Feb. 10.
The ship is scheduled to arrive in Mobile, Alabama on Thursday so the 3,143 passengers and 1,086 crew members can move to dry land.
In a CNN report, the “Coast Guard and the National Transportation Safety Board launched an investigation into the cause of the engine room fire. Because the Carnival Triumph is a Bahamian-flagged vessel, the Bahamas Maritime Authority is the primary investigative agency.”
Passengers deal with filthy conditions
It’s certain that passenger aboard the cruise ship will have many, many questions. Incidents like this leave passengers feeling frustrated and confused. Conditions aboard the ship have been termed as “horrible, awful and disgusting.” Lack of power, food and lowered sanitary conditions were common complaints. The cruise ship’s electrical system have had an effect on air conditioning, food preparation and bathroom plumbing.
And while inconvenience is no cause for claims against the cruise line, passengers will want to know what their rights are.
Of note per the reports, Carnival has taken measures to reimburse its passengers and crew members have done their best to provide passengers relative comfort during the past 4 days at sea.
If you were / are a passenger on the Carnival Triumph and would like to speak with a cruise ship accident attorney about your specific circumstances, please call the attorneys at Waks and Barnett, P.A. – 800-905-2891.