A Cape May, New Jersey based U.S. Coast Guard crew was scheduled to help provide assistance to a disabled Carnival cruise ship Monday.
According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous was diverted to provide assistance if needed to "Triumph," the Carnival cruise ship that was forced to operate on emergency power over the weekend.
The U.S. Coast Guard says the ship was located more than 100 miles north of Merida, Mexico Sunday after it reported a fire in its aft engine room.
Although the fire was extinguished and no one was injured, the ship was forced to run on emergency power.
Tug boats were dispatched to assist the disabled ship.
The USCGC Vigorous is a multi-mission 210 foot medium endurance cutter that is based at a training center in Cape May, according to the coast guard. The coast guard says the ship's missions include search and rescue, enforcement and maritime defense.
Not the prettiest Friday, but we're ready for a great weekend. Expect scattered showers and thunderstorms throughout the day. After an early high in the upper sixties, temperatures fall & winds pick up out of the chillier northwest. Right now the Memorial Day Weekend looks sunny and cool with highs in the low to mid 60s on Saturday, in the 70s Sunday & Monday. Cooler temps at the shore.