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Stranded Carnival 'Triumph' cruise ship transformed into floating prison as company refuses to evacuate passengers barely surviving in filth and raw sewage

Thursday, February 14, 2013
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com (See all articles...)
Tags: Carnival cruise ship, floating prison, raw sewage

Carnival cruise ship

(NaturalNews) The stranded Carnival cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico has tragically proven to be quite an experiment in human behavior. The ship has been stranded for 96 hours following an engine fire. Ship engines also generate all the on-board electricity, so once the engine burned out, the ship's power grid went down, too. How's that for a carnival? Grid down!

Once the grid goes down, so do all the toilets, because on-board sewage pumps run on electricity. Carnival cruise passengers have been told to defecate in plastic bags and urinate in their showers. There are reportedly only five flushable toilets still operating on the entire ship. That's five toilets for 4,200 people.

Along with the sewage system going offline, the air conditioning is down as well, so passengers are sweltering in the Gulf of Mexico heat and forced to sleep on deck in order to inhale without puking. But there's vomit everywhere, passengers say, because the putrid conditions and raw sewage have caused nearly everyone to "lose it" on deck.

All the food refrigeration and preparation equipment is also offline. So there are no refrigerators, no ovens, no blenders, etc. Not surprisingly, food is in extremely short supply, and this has resulted in "reports of fights breaking out as savages fight over dwindling supplies," reports, The Independent.

The paper goes on to report:

Conditions on board a cruise ship stranded in the Gulf of Mexico have deteriorated dramatically, reportedly leaving passengers fighting over food and the vessel caked in urine and raw sewage.

And here's a text from a passenger:

Conditions are getting worse by the hour. Cabin carpets are wet with urine and water. Toilets are overflowing in the cabins, we are having to sleep in the hallways. Onion and cucumber sandwiches last night.

Cruise ship transformed into floating prison

Astonishingly, instead of sending helicopters to air-drop supplies or a rescue ship to offload passengers, the Carnival Cruise company sent tugboats to slowly pull the crippled ship back to port, a long, slow journey that requires the passengers to remain in putrid, savage conditions for at least another 24 hours.

Carnival Cruise Lines refuses to evacuate the passengers and move them to another ship. Cruise industry experts say trying to evacuate the 4,200 people would be dangerous because many of those people are angry and talking about lawsuits. Thus, the solution is to turn the Carnival cruise ship "Triumph" into a floating prison.

A Tweet from Carnival explains the company's decision to keep passengers imprisoned on the ship: We evaluated a wide range of options incldung using another ship to transport guests but the safest solution was towing the ship back to port.

Safest for who? The company? And what are the lifeboats for if not to rescue passengers from a ship that's out of power, covered in filth and raw sewage, and listing to one side?

A cruise ship is like a city: completely dependent on the outside world for survival

Here's why all this matters: A city is a lot like a cruise ship. It relies on outside inputs to keep its inhabitants alive. Without the power grid, every city in the world becomes much like this "sewage adventure" Carnival Cruise ship known as "Triumph." Without food, every society quickly devolves into savagery.

Every city in the USA and around the world is just 96 hours away from a complete breakdown.

Such a breakdown could occur almost instantly with something like a nationwide failure of the EBT "food stamps" system or a solar flare that takes out the power grid.

People who live in cities today are, in essence, living on "islands" of delusion, thinking that food is abundant and electricity is always present. But this all a mirage. In reality, cities have NO food production capacity, and electricity is delivered from remote locations over a complex system of electrical transformers and cables that's remarkably vulnerable to solar weather events.

If you live in a city right now, you are metaphorically riding on a cruise ship, placing yourself just 96 hours away from total chaos and a mass breakdown of civility.

It's just one more reason to get out of the cities and seek a more sustainable, self-reliant life in the countryside.

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