'poop Cruise' Carnival Triumph Was Preventable

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More Photos View all 12 photos More than year before the poop cruise set sail from Galveston, Texas on February 7, 2013, maintenance records, inspections and internal reports from Carnival Cruise Line indicated problems with the ship. After a generator fire left the Carnival Triumph without power, 4,000 passengers and crew members endured almost a week without power, lights, water, food, working toilets, and air conditioning, drifting at sea until the ship was towed into Mobile, Alabama. The ship had departed Galveston with only four of the six generators working. A fuel leak started a fire in diesel generator No. 6 which was a year overdue for maintenance and was not up to safety codes. Frank Spagnoletti, a Houston attorney representing several passengers who filed a law suit against the cruise line issued a statement. "That ship never should have set sail in February," Spagnoletti said. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.examiner.com/article/poop-cruise-carnival-triumph-was-preventable

Carnival knew about cruise ship fire risk: Lawsuit

22 hr ago email The Carnival Triumph caught fire at sea in February, disabling the ship and forcing more than 4,000 people aboard to endure an unsanitary "floating hell." McALLEN, Texas Carnival Cruise Lines knew about the risk of leaks from engine fuel hoses and recommended taking precautions on the ill-fated Carnival Triumph that later caught on fire at sea, according to court documents. A compliance notice report sent to the Triumph one month before it departed Galveston on Feb. 7 for what was planned as a four-day cruise recommended that spray shields be installed on engines' flexible fuel hoses, according to the documents filed Tuesday by Carnival Cruise Lines in federal court in Miami. A leak from a hose on engine No. 6 led to a fire early on Feb. 10 as the ship returned from a stop in Cozumel, Mexico. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://news.msn.com/us/carnival-knew-about-cruise-ship-fire-risk-lawsuit

Ships: The Todd English restaurant is on Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria . The restaurant is open for lunch on sea days; cost is $20 per person. For dinner, the cover charge is $30 per person. Specialties: Porterhouse of lamb, grilled tenderloin with lobster ragout, seared yellowfin tuna, sea scallops with oxtail and a risotto cake, and pumpkin puree "love letters" are top choices. For dessert, try Todd's carrot cake or banana creme brulee. Disney Cruise Line Who: French celebrity chef Arnaud Lallement from the Michelin-rated two-star (out of three) restaurant l'Assiette Champenoise outside Reims, France, helped design a French-inspired menu on Disney Cruise Line 's newest ships. He paired up with Scott Hunnel, another award-winning chef from Walt Disney World's Victoria & Albert's restaurant. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.cruisecritic.com/articles.cfm?ID=721

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