February 14, 2013

Passenger: Feces, urine on floor of disabled ship

The Associated Press

MOBILE, Ala. — A passenger on the disabled cruise ship slowly headed to shore says conditions on board are terrible, with feces and urine on the floor and cases of food poisoning.

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Rusty and Beth Adkins of Noblesville, Ind., await the arrival of their 18-year-old daughter Brianna aboard the disabled Carnival Triumph in Mobile, Ala., on Thursday. The teenager went on a cruise with four aunts and cousins. Rusty Adkins is holding his 1-year-old son Brocktyn Adkins.

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Renee Shanar, of Houston, is on board the Carnival Triumph with her husband. As the ship came into sight of shore Thursday afternoon, she said Carnival told passengers they're delayed again because of winds and won't pull in until midnight.

Shanar said passengers have food, but toilets aren't flushing. She said some people have food poisoning, and older people have fallen and injured themselves.

She said her husband is a heart patient and that they've been told they will be among the first to disembark, but she doesn't believe the officials.

"They've been lying to us from the beginning," she said.

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