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Tug Reaches Cruise Ship, to Head for Alabama

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Tug Reaches Cruise Ship, to Head for Alabama A tug boat has reached the stricken Carnival cruise ship bobbing -- and listing -- in the Gulf of Mexico as currents push the massive ship and its more than 4,000 passengers northward. The tug has tied up with the Carnival Triumph, but will wait until early Tuesday for the expected arrival of a second tug before towing the cruise ship to port. Carnival said that original plans to haul the crippled ship to Progreso, Mexico, have been scrapped because the ship has drifted about 90 miles north. Instead, the Triumph will be towed to Mobile, Ala.


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