Posted: Feb 15, 2013 10:23 PM by Mike Manzoni -- email@example.com
Updated: Feb 15, 2013 10:48 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI -- Joshua Yanez returned home to Corpus Christi Friday afternoon after being stranded at sea aboard the Carnival Triumph cruise ship for nearly a week.
Yanez, who is a student at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, was on what was supposed to be a four-day cruise with five friends when a fire in the engine room Sunday shut off the ship's power and left it drifting at sea.
"We were all just hanging out and worried, panicked. People were panicking. It was a mess."
Yanez, 25, said because there was no plumbing passengers were forced to urinate in sinks and showers which caused much of the ship to smell.
"At one point, the first floor started filling up with sewer water, urine and it smells," he said. "You start thinking of bad - bad thoughts. 'What was the last thing I told my parents?'"
He said passengers stood in line for hours for food which was often just condiments on bread. "By the time you get up there you have sandwiches that only have mustard."
Yanez said he plans to get checked out by a doctor after living in unsanitary conditions for several days.
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