Passengers finally leaving disabled cruise ship

    12:41 AM, Feb 15, 2013   |    comments
    Triumph pulls into Mobile, Alabama
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    MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - The first of some 3,000 passengers are starting to come off a cruise ship disabled for days at sea.
    At about 10:15 p.m. Central time some aboard the Triumph were walking down an enclosed gangway to a terminal at Mobile, Ala.
    As people started disembarking, others on board waiting were chanting, "Let me off, let me off!"
    Carnival CEO Gerry Cahill apologized on the public address system to passengers.
    The first buses carrying passengers from a disabled cruise ship are pulling away to take them to next stop on their odyssey.
    Carnival said passengers have the option of a seven-hour bus ride to the Texas cities of Galveston or Houston or a two-hour trip to New Orleans. Some also can stay in Mobile.

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