And they really didn't rescue anyone. Carnival paid a tug boat from Mobile to come tow us in, all the Coast Guard did was post a cutter on guard duty. They did come on board to inspect the damage and determine if anything further needed to be done there but that is it. The biggest expense was the airlifting of some supplies and one passenger that needed dialysis . Now the Splendor indecent did involve a lot more government assets, but not the Triumph...
I agree this sets a bad precedence.
Carnival Cruise Lines:
Fantasy 90, Celebration 95, Victory 05, Conquest 05, Spirit 6/06, Freedom 6/08, Holiday 7/08, Victory 6/09, Valor 9/09, Dream 6/10, Splendor 8/10,Conquest 8/11,Magic 11/11,Triumph 4/12,Spirit 7/12,Freedom 11/12, Triumph 2/13 - The fire cruise
NCL Dream October 2006, RCCL Mariner OTS June 2007, Celebrity Silhouette 2013