Posted: Feb 18, 2013 1:55 PM by Tonya LaCoste
The U.S. Coast Guard's investigation into the fire on the Carnival Triumph has so far revealed a leak in a fuel oil return line started the fire. So far, the USCG has interviewed 21 passengers and crew members, Lt. Cmdr Teresa Hatfield said in a teleconference Monday afternoon. "They did a very good job with their fire containment," she said of the crew on board the Triumph. The crew acted promptly and the fire supression system was working, she said.
The Coast Guard is investigating the cause of the fire, the crew's response and why the ship was disabled for so long. Investigators are in Mobile, AL where the ship docked Thursday night. "We'll probably be finished here on site by the end of the week," Hatfield said. It'll be about six months until the investigation is completed.