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Carnival Triumph April 25, 2013

Carnival Triumph Fuel Barges Explode Cruise Ship Evacuated - Two Fuel Barges Explode

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Carnival Triumph Fuel Barges Explode April 25, 2013

Carnival Triumph Cruise Ship Evacuated - Two Fuel Barges Explode

April 25, 2013 Carnival Triumph Evacuated After Fuel Barges Explode

Sometimes, the path to success is plagued with misfortune. Such has become the case with Carnival Cruise Lines' Carnival Triumph which has been rocked with one misfortune after another including being the center of a class action lawsuit after a generator fire left her drifting and without power for days while deep in the Gulf Of Mexico. She was towed to Mobile, Alabama, her passengers left to suffer aboard for days, without the most basic of human comforts.

Then, breaking free of her moorings in Mobile, Alabama, Carnival Triumph drifted at sea for the second time since February.

Now, Carnival Triumph has been evacuate after an explosion endangered approximately 800 Carnival Triumph crew. Crew members were transported to the Mobile, Alabama Civic Center and were cared for by the Salvation Army who hosted the sheltering of Carnival Triumph's evacuees.

The explosion took place in the ship channel near the George C. Wallace Tunnel, when two fuel barges suddenly exploded during cleaning, while docked on the Alabama River near Carnival Triumph.

Numerous reports say several people working on the barges were critically burned and transported to a local hospital.

The United States Coast Guards has reported the fire started with a leak in a fuel -oil return line connected to a generator which caused the initial explosions, followed by several more explosions.

Other Recent Cruise Ship Fires
  • Celebrity Century Fire - October 28, 2012
  • CMS Lord Selkirk II - June 19, 2012
  • Allure Of The Seas Fire - April 20, 2012
  • Azamara Quest Fire - March 30, 2012
  • Costa Allegra Fire - February 27, 2012

  • Further Reading
  • Marine Accident Report: Fire on Board Carnival Ecstasy Miami, Florida - July 20, 1998
  • Marine Accident Summary Engineroom Fire On Board Queen of the West - April 8, 2008
  • Marine Accident Brief Report: Fire on Board Nieuw Amsterdam Glacier Bay, Alaska - May 23, 2000
  • Burning Cold: The Cruise Ship Prinsendam and the Greatest Sea Rescue of all Time - October 4, 1980
  • Fire at Sea: The Mysterious Tragedy of the Morro Castle - September 8, 1934

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