Carnival Triumph UPDATE: Third Tugboat sent to Tow the cruise liner

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Carnival Cruise Lines sent a 3rd tug vessel, from Port Fourchon, Louisiana, to further help the disabled cruise vessel Carnival Triumph toward Mobile, Alabama.
Carnival has also announced additional compensation of $500 for the 3,143 guests aboard the Carnival Triumph in addition to a full refund of the cruise along with all transportation costs and reimbursement of all shipboard purchases during the sailing, excluding the gift shop, art purchases and casino charges. All guest are also going to receive a future cruise credit equal to the amount paid for this voyage.
The USCG reports delivery of equipment to the vessel in the Gulf of Mexico by helicopter, which includes a generator and electrical cables from the offshore supply ship Lana Rose.
The USCG Cutter Vigorous arrived on scene Sunday night and started escorting the Carnival Triumph cruise ship Monday night when the contracted tug boats started towing it toward Mobile, Alabama. The USCG informed they are going to continue to escort the cruise safely into port. The vessel’s last known position was reported to be nearly 108 n.m. south of the Port of Mobile.
Carnival Cruise Lines estimates the financial impact of the voyage disruptions and related repair costs are going to result in an US$0,08 to US$0,10 EPS reduction in the 1st half of 2013.