Carnival Cruise Lines has released the following statement:
This morning the cruise ship Carnival Triumph experienced an engine room fire while the vessel was sailing approximately 150 miles off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. The ship’s automatic fire extinguishing systems activated and the fire was contained to the aft engine room. The shipboard firefighting squads continue to monitor the situation. No casualties or injuries have been reported.
The vessel is currently without propulsion and the ship is operating on emergency generator power.
There are 3,143 guests and 1,086 crew on board and all guests have been asked to remain in the ship’s public areas and open decks. Guests are being provided with food and refreshments.
All appropriate authorities including U.S. Coast Guard have been notified.
Carnival Triumph is currently on a four-day cruise that departed Galveston, Texas on Thursday.