Powerless cruise ship reaches San Diego harbor
SAN DIEGO (AP) - The stricken cruise ship Carnival Splendor has
limped into San Diego's harbor, three days after an engine room
fire left it without power off the Mexican coast.
The 952-foot ship reached port Thursday morning, hauled by six
tugs and escorted by U.S. Coast Guard cutters.
It's expected to take another two hours to dock and several more
before the nearly 4,500 passengers and crew disembark.
They've been drinking cold water and waiting in line to eat
sandwiches and other cold food since the Splendor lost power on
Monday during a Mexican Riviera cruise out of Long Beach. Navy
helicopters flew in tons of food and supplies from an aircraft
carrier that was diverted from maneuvers.
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