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Cruise Ship Stranded Off Mexico

What began as a seven-day cruise to the picturesque Mexican Riviera stopped around sunrise Monday when an engine room fire cut power to the 952-foot vessel and set it adrift off Mexico's Pacific coast. Carnival Cruise Lines announced Tuesday evening it will attempt to have the ship towed to San Diego, where hotel and flight arrangements would await the passengers.

Ship Approaches Dock

Nov. 11: The Carnival Splendor cruise ship approaches the dock in San Diego, Calif.

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Daily Show Passengers

Nov. 11: A couple onboard the Carnival Splendor cruise ship holds a T-shirt with the message "Next Stop The Daily Show" written on it as the ship approaches the dock in San Diego.

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Crowd Waves

Nov. 11: Spectators wave as the disabled Carnival Splendor cruise ship approaches the dock in San Diego.

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Sending Help

Nov. 9, 2010: A Navy Seahawk helicopter takes off with supplies headed to the Carnival Spleandor cruise ship from the USS Ronald Reagan in waters off the Baja Peninsula of Mexico.

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Stranded Cruise Ship

Nov. 9, 2010: This photo released by the U.S. Navy shows the Carnival Splendor, a cruise ship stranded about 250 miles off the coast of California. The ship, which left from Long Beach, Calif. on Sunday, was 200 miles south of San Diego when an engine room fire cut its power early Monday, according to a statement from Miami-based Carnival Cruise Lines.

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Stranded Cruise Ship

Nov. 9, 2010: This photo released by the U.S. Navy shows the Carnival Splendor, a cruise ship stranded about 250 miles off the coast of California.

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Stranded Cruise Ship

Nov. 9, 2010: In this photo released by the U.S. Navy, sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan take boxes off of a C-2A Greyhound logistics aircraft, which will be delivered to the Carnival Splendor, a cruise ship stranded about 250 miles off California.

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Stranded Cruise Ship

Nov. 9, 2010: This photo released by the U.S. Navy shows the Carnival Splendor, a cruise ship stranded about 250 miles off the coast of California.

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Stranded Cruise Ship

Nov. 9, 2010: This photo released by the U.S. Navy shows the Carnival Splendor, a cruise ship stranded about 250 miles off the coast of California.

Stranded Cruise Ship

Nov. 9, 2010: A Navy Seahawk helicopter from the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier carries supplies towards the Carnival Splendor cruise ship during relief operations in waters off Mexico's Baja Peninsula.

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Stranded Cruise Ship

Nov. 9, 2010: This photo released by the U.S. Navy shows the Carnival Splendor, a cruise ship stranded about 250 miles off the coast of California.

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Stranded Cruise Ship

Nov. 9, 2010: A Navy Seahawk helicopter brings supplies to the Carnival Splendor cruise ship in waters off the Baja Peninsula of Mexico, from the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan.

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Cruise Ship Stranded Off Mexico

What began as a seven-day cruise to the picturesque Mexican Riviera stopped around sunrise Monday when an engine room fire cut power to the 952-foot vessel and set it adrift off Mexico's Pacific coast. Carnival Cruise Lines announced Tuesday evening it will attempt to have the ship towed to San Diego, where hotel and flight arrangements would await the passengers.

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