Adrift cruise liner towed to safety

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The Independent US

The former fun-seekers of the Carnival Splendor are cruising again – but just barely.

In a scenario that none of its 3,000 passengers would have expected when they planned their jaunt on the Mexican Riviera, the disabled liner was being towed to San Diego by tugboats.

After two days adrift following a fire in the engine room, the ship began moving again on Tuesday. The ship was pulled along slowly with a coastguard boat along one side and the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier on the other side.