I've never been on a cruise ship and I probably will never be on one. But the thought of being on one with nearly 4000 folks and not going anywhere sounds positively claustrophobic to me.
Families worried about those stranded on Galveston cruise
Galveston-bound line stuck off Mexico's coast as families wait
By Jayme Fraser - Houston ChronicleJust as Melinda Ramos was watching a news report about a fire on her parent's cruise ship, her dad called.
"He was laughing," said the relieved 19-year-old from Lake City. "He might be completely joking, but he said they're sleeping in tents outside."
More than 3,000 passengers and 1,000 crew members were stranded Sunday on the Carnival Triumph about 150 miles off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula after a fire in the aft engine room. In a news release, the company said the ship's automatic fire extinguishing systems activated and the blaze was quickly contained. No guests or crew members have reported injuries and everyone was asked to remain in public areas or on the ship's deck.
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