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Coast Guard: Disabled Cruise Ship Moving Again

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They're close enough to see the shore, but there have been more delays and frustrations for the more than 4,000 people aboard the Carnival Triumph.

The ship, disabled by an engine room fire on Sunday, is again being towed toward the shore, after a broken towline earlier today left the vessel dead in the water.

There's no new estimate on what time tonight the ship will arrive in Mobile, Ala.

Passengers have been desperate to escape conditions that they say include food shortages, overflowing toilets and dark corridors.

The passengers face long bus rides or other travel hassles to get home once they arrive in Alabama.

Meanwhile, 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.

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, saying, "They've been lying to us from the beginning." (AP)

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