Passengers count hours on 'floating petri dish' of a cruise ship as it limps to shore
February 14th, 2013
03:54 AM ET

Passengers count hours on 'floating petri dish' of a cruise ship as it limps to shore

Squalid, smelly and steamy, the crippled cruise ship Carnival Triumph limped toward port on Thursday, its passengers and crew looking forward to a breath of fresh air.

The laborious slog through the Gulf of Mexico tested not only the senses of the thousands on board, but their patience as well.

Towed by three tugboats, the ship is on track to arrive at terminal in Mobile, Alabama, around 4 p.m. ET Thursday.

The Triumph was expected to navigate the "safety fairway," or the corridor into Mobile Bay, late Wednesday night, bringing it around 10 a.m. Thursday to the point where a pilot from the Port of Mobile will board the ship and guide it to dock, the same official said.

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  1. Beni Haha

    Squalid, smelly, and steamy, CNN continues to bring you the editorial opinions as they happen!

    February 14, 2013 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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