Splendor under tow

Carnival Splendor, the ship currently stranded off the Mexican coast, has suffered another setback.

One of two tugboats pulling Carnival Cruise Lines‘ Carnival Splendor towards San Diego has withdrawn from the rescue operation because it doesn’t have enough power to pull the 110,000-ton ship. According to reports, another tugboat is on its way to assist the ship.

Passengers have been stranded onboard Splendor since Monday, when she suffered an engine room fire. Reports say the fire reignited and had to be extinguished for a second time and the ship has been operating on emergency power.

Splendor and its passengers are expected to arrive in San Diego on Thursday afternoon, Pacific Time Zone time.

Hear more from the source: John Heald, Carnival’s cruise director, is blogging occasionally from the ship, here.

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