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Cruise ship passengers, family vent online

updated 8:16 AM EST, Fri February 15, 2013
"Mike watching the first tugboat setting up to pull us," writes Chase Maclaskey on Instagram. The 4,229 passengers and crew aboard the Carnival Triumph have been stuck on the ship since fire disabled the vessel on Sunday, February 10. Click through to see passengers' photos from on board. "Mike watching the first tugboat setting up to pull us," writes Chase Maclaskey on Instagram. The 4,229 passengers and crew aboard the Carnival Triumph have been stuck on the ship since fire disabled the vessel on Sunday, February 10. Click through to see passengers' photos from on board.
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • As the Triumph headed ashore, passengers shared their frustrations and concerns
  • Passengers and crew lived in squalid conditions since a fire knocked out power Sunday
  • You can read the latest from the cruise ship on CNN's live blog
  • Know someone who was on the ship? Share your story with CNN iReport

(CNN) -- More than 4,000 passengers and crew were stuck on a cruise ship since an engine room fire cut power and left the ship listing four days ago.

Passengers confirmed uncomfortable conditions aboard the Carnival Triumph, saying urine and feces streamed in the halls and down walls after toilet facilities failed. The smells from waste and spoiling food, as well as a lack of air conditioning, have made it a trip to remember.

As the ship was slowly pulled to a dock in Mobile, Alabama, frustrated passengers shared their thoughts and stories on social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. You can read their stories below.

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