The first suit has been filed against Carnival Cruise Lines in regards to the engine fire accident that left thousands of passengers stuck for days at sea aboard the Carnival Triumph. This is the first lawsuit of what could be many. The suit was filed by one of the passengers left stranded aboard the Triumph where conditions were cited to be so horrifying that they resulted in physical and emotional harm.

The lawsuit claims that Carnival did not provide a seaworthy ship or even a hygienic environment.

The passengers of the Triumph were left without power for days after a fire broke out in the engine room, which ultimately lead to serious problems with the boat’s propulsion system. Due to the power outage, the 102,000-ton vessel had to be towed by tugboats for four days at a speed of less than 10 mph from the Gulf of Mexico to Mobile, Alabama.

docked cruise shipThe conditions aboard the Triumph during the four day tow, earning it the name “the cruise from hell,” have displeased many passengers which is why a string of lawsuits could arise from this incident. The recently filed lawsuit from one of the passengers on the Triumph claims, “the plaintiff was forced to endure unbearable and horrendous odors on the filthy and disabled vessel, and wade through human feces in order to reach food lines where the wait was counted in hours, only to receive rations of spoiled food."

If you or someone you care for was a passenger on the Carnival Triumph cruise ship, you may be able to recover financial compensation for injuries that are related to this recent event. For more information about the Carnival Triumph disaster, or to learn more about whether you have a potential claim against the cruise line, contact a Villages Cruise Ship Injury Lawyer at Whittel & Melton online or call us locally at 352-369-5334.