OutFront live Mon. – Fri. 7p ET

Two Ukrainian jets were shot down in the eastern part of the country, where pro-Russian rebels are fighting government forces, a Ukrainian military office said. Erin Burnett has more tonight.
February 18th, 2013
09:05 PM ET

Coast Guard: Fuel leak sparked cruise ship fire, no sign blaze was intentional

The Coast Guard says a leak in a fuel-oil return line started the fire that stranded more than 4200 passengers and crew at sea for five days last week aboard the Carnival Cruise ship Triumph.

The ship was on the third day of a four-day cruise from Galveston, Texas, to Mexico when the fire broke out, knocking out the ship's electricity.

The Triumph was eventually towed into port in Mobile, Alabama Thursday night.

CNN's Sandra Endo has the story.

soundoff (No Responses)

Post a comment


 

CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.