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On early Sunday, February 10, 2013, The Carnival Triumph, owned by Carnival Corporation & plc and operated by Carnival Cruise Lines, had an aft engine room fire. The fire was automatically extinguished, but the fire caused power loss in the propellers and most generators. Although the boat still had some generator power left, it was left drifting 150 miles (240 km) off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula in the Gulf of Mexico.
Timeline of Events
February 10 – Ship loses power
February 11 – Fresh water works on aft side of boat, however sewage doesn’t.
February 13 – Carnival cancels most cruises.
February 14 – Ship docks hours after expected arrival
The Internet’s reaction to the events are serious. Millions of tweets under the hashtags “#carnival #triumph” expressed rage among the internet