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Scary Fuel Leak Caused Triumph Fire Triumph near Mobile Bay on Feb. 14. (Dave Martin/AP)

Fuel Leak Caused Cruise Ship Fire

The Coast Guard says the cause of the engine fire that rendered the Carnival cruise liner powerless for five days was a leak in a fuel oil line that dripped on a hot surface.  Although the cause of the fire is now confirmed, the final report on the incident may not be released for another six months. Meanwhile, Carnival has already been hit with its first lawsuit—a passenger who claims to have waded through human feces during the five days of wretched conditions.

February 19, 2013 6:20 AM