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Carnival Triumph returns to Texas cruising

Published On: Jun 12 2013 12:34:49 PM CDT
Updated On: Jun 12 2013 03:17:19 PM CDT
Triumph approaches dock

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The Carnival Triumph cruise ship docks at the port of Mobile, Alabama, February 14, 2013. The 893-foot (272 meter) vessel, now notorious for reports of raw sewage from overflowing toilets, has been without propulsion and running on emergency generator power since Sunday, when an engine room fire left it adrift in the Gulf of Mexico.

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) -

A Carnival Cruise Lines ship that spent several days adrift in the Gulf of Mexico after an engine fire has been repaired and will resume cruises from Texas.

Company officials say the nearly 900-foot Carnival Triumph departs Thursday from Galveston on a sold-out cruise.

The ship became disabled during a February cruise of the Caribbean. Passengers had to endure cold food, unsanitary conditions and power outages while the vessel was towed to Mobile, Ala.

Carnival spokesman Vance Gulliksen said the Carnival Triumph underwent repairs and returned to Galveston on Tuesday.

The ship can accommodate nearly 3,500 passengers and a crew of about 1,100.