I don’t know if you’ve been following this latest cruise ship clusterf*ck taking place out there on the seas with the ironically-named Carnival Triumph, but things are just disgusting on that cursed ship. Like, drenched in human feces disgusting.
The powerless ship, which had been adrift at sea for days, is currently being towed to Mobile, Alabama (As if these people on board haven’t suffered enough!). Once safely in port, passengers will be bused to New Orleans where 1500 rooms are being held for them. And from the sound of it, not a second too soon.
Reports the New York Times:
By Tuesday night, passengers were sending messages about the stench from feces and urine and dwindling food supplies. Mattresses had been hauled to hallways and the deck where sleeping was a bit cooler. Tension and fear were running high. On Thursday, Julie Hair called her husband from the ship to report that their 12-year-old daughter had Skittles candy for breakfast and that she ate cold waffles. The smell on board “was horrendous,” she said. “We thought the toilet was flushing today, but the water was coming up.”
Andres Colon, whose aunt was evacuated and whose wife, Brenda, was on the family trip, kept in touch with brief texts and phone calls until late Tuesday. One of the last things he heard was from a cousin, whose pregnant wife was on board.
“He waited for about three hours just to get her half a hamburger,” he said.
If that weren’t enough to disgust you, try this first hand account published on Deadspin…
Literally stranded at sea. Using plastic bags to bathroom and NO ELECTRICITY.
[The worst thing I’ve witnessed is] the toilets that fell off the wall because they were so full and shit and urine floating around.
Two people were banging in my tent the first night and I watched I was so bored.
Food hasn’t been a huge issue, but it’s not good. Jelly & bread and zucchini & red onion sandwiches.
Some lady was SELLING Immodium.
Woman died yesterday of a heart attack.