The Carnival Triumph is edging closer to land after nearly a week adrift in the Gulf of Mexico after an engine fire knocked out its power. See photos of the nightmare passengers have had to endure...
There are more than 4200 passengers and crew members on board the mega cruiseliner. Many have chosen to sleep on the decks to escape the reported stench in cabins.
The top deck is covered in makeshift tents. Passengers have also reported sewage running down walls, urine-soaked carpets and fights over the limited food.
Passengers lie on the deck to spell out 'help' to news crews in helicopters overhead
A film crew captured this image of desperate passengers hanging "SOS" messages over cabin decks. The signs were scrawled on sheets.
A Coast Guard helicopter crew delivers approximately 3000 pounds of equipment, including a generator and electrical cables. Other cruise liners have delivered food, but there are reports of queuing for four hours.
The crippled ship suffered yet another setback when a towline snapped in its final 10 hours
The ship is in no danger of breaking the speed limit. It's being towed by three tugboats at just 2 kmh
The sun sinks into the ocean as the slow journey continues on Thursday night local time
This photo was taken soon after the engine fire last Sunday. Spirits have dropped signifcantly since.