A Carnival cruise ship is adrift 150 miles off Mexico after an engine room fire.
The fire started on the Carnival Triumph yesterday morning and had been extinguished but the ship is without propulsion and operating on an emergency generator power, the company said in a statement.
None of the 3,143 guests nor 1,086 crew were injured.
Carnival said all passengers would receive a refund and "cruise credit equal to the amount paid for this voyage."
The ship's next two voyages, scheduled for departure next week, were cancelled, the company added.
A tugboat is on its way to the cruise ship, adrift off southern Mexico's Yucatan peninsula, to drag the vessel to the Mexican port of Progreso, where it was expected to arrive on Wednesday afternoon, Carnival said.
"Another Carnival ship, the Carnival Elation, is currently on scene and transferring additional food and beverage provisions to the Carnival Triumph," the statement said.
The Carnival Triumph set sail from Galveston, Texas, on Thursday, and was due back on Monday February 11.
Monday, February 11, 2013