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Carnival Triumph, the cruise ship that had been disabled for five days in the Gulf of Mexico, finally docked with its 4,200 people aboard late Thursday, February 14. Passengers were cheering the end to an ocean odyssey. The ship’s horn loudly blasted several times as four tugboats pulled the crippled ship to shore. About an hour later passengers began making their way down to shore. All passengers are now off the crippled cruise ship, which was stranded for days without power or running water. It took six hours navigating the huge ship channel to dock, guided by at least four towboats. It is the largest ship ever to dock at Mobile. As the ship docked, some passengers aboard shouted, “Hello, Mobile!” and some danced in celebration on one of the balconies. Up to 100 buses have been reserved to carry passengers on a seven-hour ride to the cities of Galveston or Houston.