After days stranded at sea, now comes the bus ride

JAY REEVES and RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI
February 14, 2013
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In this image released by the U.S. Coast Guard on Feb. 11, 2013, a small boat belonging to the Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous patrols near the cruise ship Carnival Triumph in the Gulf of Mexico, Feb. 11, 2013. The Carnival Triumph has been floating aimlessly about 150 miles off the Yucatan Peninsula since a fire erupted in the aft engine room early Sunday, knocking out the ship's propulsion system. No one was injured and the fire was extinguished. (AP Photo/U.S. Coast Guard- Lt. Cmdr. Paul McConnell)

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — After a week at sea, the disabled cruise ship Carnival Triumph is in sight of shore off Alabama.

The ship is expected to arrive at the cruise ship terminal in Mobile on Thursday night.

Four tugs are towing the vessel.

Passengers have described dismal, filthy conditions onboard, but the company has disputed the accounts and says employees are doing everything to ensure people are comfortable.

An engine-room fire Sunday left the ship powerless. More than 4,000 people are on board.