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The tugs Resolve Pioneer and Dabhol tow and steer the 893-foot Carnival Triumph cruise ship Tuesday morning, Feb. 12, 2013, in the Gulf of Mexico. The ship is en route to Mobile, Ala., after an engine room fire a few days prior. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ensign Chris Shivock.

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous began escorting the Carnival Triumph cruise ship Monday night after tugs were able to begin towing it toward Mobile, Ala., which is approximately 270 miles north.

The Triumph reported a fire in the aft engine room Sunday morning, which was extinguished by the ship's fire control system. No injuries were reported.

The ship continues to operate on backup generators.

Carnival Cruise Lines has established a customer service number at 1-888-290-5095 for more information.

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Date Taken:02.12.2013

Date Posted:02.12.2013 10:33

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