Triumph passengers file class action against Carnival

Suit says company “knew or should have known” about ship’s problems

The inevitable has happened: Passengers who were onboard the ill-fated Triumph cruise ship have sued Carnival Corp.

The Triumph set sail from Texas for a four-day Caribbean trip on Feb. 7. But three days into the voyage, an engine fire caused the ship’s propulsion system and power to go out—meaning the ship was at a standstill with no electricity, air conditioning, working kitchens or toilets. The 3,143 passengers and 1,086 crew members fought for food and sleeping space among unsanitary conditions. The ship was finally towed back to port on Valentine’s Day.

Ashley Post

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