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Cruise ship with Oklahomans on board adrift in Gulf of Mexico
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Cruise ship with Oklahomans on board adrift in Gulf of Mexico

Cruise ship with Oklahomans on board adrift in Gulf of Mexico
Photo Credit: Carnival
(Photo) Carnival Triumph

Cruise ship with Oklahomans on board adrift in Gulf of Mexico

The Carnival Triumph left Galveston, Texas last Thursday with passengers from all over the country, including Oklahoma, expecting warm breeze and smooth sailing. They got anything but. A fire in the ships engine room was quickly put out by automatic fire suppression systems but the ship has no propulsion and is waiting for a tugboat to assist.

Tiffany Haggard from Oklahoma City is stuck on that ship while her husband Kevin is home with the kids. Kevini was able to talk to Tiffany for just a few minutes Sunday night "she said it was pretty much a nightmare" he told us.

"Last night they spent the whole night out on the deck because the whole ship is starting to reek" Kevin chuckled as he told KRMG news.

"With no power they have no toilets" he went on.

While Carnival claims there is no danger to those on-board Kevin told us Tiffany did have a few concerns. "The stabilizers are gone on the ship so it's kind of tilted to one side so it's kind of creepy."

Click here to listen as Kevin describes the situation.

The Coast Guard is on scene and says it is maintaining communication and another Carnival ship, the Elation is also in the area and providing additional food and water for passengers.

 The Triumph sailed from Galveston on Thursday and was due back today.

Carnival says passengers onboard will get a refund and cruise credit equal to the amount paid for this trip. Kevin says that might not be an option for his family "this is her first cruise so I'm not sure we'll be going on any more cruises."

The ship's next two cruises, scheduled for next week, were canceled.

The cruise industry is still trying to recover from the accident that killed 32 people last January when the Costa Concordia, a ship also operated by the Carnival Corp-owned Costa Cruises, capsized and sank off the Tuscan island of Giglio in Italy.

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