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Crippled US ship comes ashore after hellish cruise

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Exhausted passengers who spent four days adrift in the Gulf of Mexico with no power and few working restrooms streamed off a stricken Carnival cruise ship. 

Passengers Kendall Jenkins (L) and friend cheer after stepping off the crippled Carnival ship Triumph, in Mobile, Alabama, on February 14, 2013. Thousands of exhausted passengers spent four days adrift in the Gulf of Mexico with no power and few working restrooms.

What was supposed to have been a pleasurable excursion turned into a hellish ordeal after an engine room fire on Sunday left the ship without the power needed to operate air conditioners, prepare meals or flush toilets.

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