Instead of a romantic wedding at sea, one Texan couple´s nuptials has descended into hell because they are currently stranded on the Carnival Triumph cruise ship in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico.Rob Mowlam, 37 and Stephanie Stevenson, 27 of Nederland, Texas were married by the captain of the now stricken vessel on Saturday night, but the next day an engine fire disabled the 900-foot vessel leaving it a bobbing cork in the ocean. Instead of a champagne breakfast, the newly married couple are now stranded along with 4,200 other passengers surrounded by cabin carpets soaked in urine,
Typical sensationalism by the media. Food was delivered by two other cruise ships and they report having plenty of food. Also, maybe not every toilet is working, but there are working toilets and running water.
I suspect that there are lawyers aboard who are trying to set the stage for a big lawsuit.
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Redneck In NY, 2/14/2013 10:39:03 AM (No. 9175902)
I agree with ya #8 about the FOBS, COBS, COPS, and Bases in the AFG. I was refering more about troops on multi-day patrols and such, living in the MRAPS or Buffalos, using MRE bags for a quick latrine, etc.
I too, speak from experience. (Actually, I believe me and you were in the same neck O´ the woods in 2011?)
I don´t understand why there are no emergency generators on board to keep water and lights on. Couldn´t they have Porta Potties on board that could be put on deck and flush them with sea water. There must be some kind of solution to these problems. Was there another cruise ship that the passengers could have been transferred to by lifeboats mid ocean? Is this too simple?
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