Disabled Carnival Triumph ship leaves Alabama port

Published On: May 08 2013 04:36:47 PM EDT

Michael Humphrey/CNN

The Carnival Triumph cruise ship docks at the port of Mobile, Alabama, February 14, 2013. The 893-foot (272 meter) vessel, now notorious for reports of raw sewage from overflowing toilets, has been without propulsion and running on emergency generator power since Sunday, when an engine room fire left it adrift in the Gulf of Mexico.

MOBILE, Ala. -

The Carnival Triumph is headed back to sea three months after limping into port following a fire at sea.

The almost 900-foot-long cruise ship left the Alabama Cruise Terminal in Mobile under its own power Wednesday after extensive work to repair damage from an engine room fire.

The Miami-based Carnival says the Triumph is headed to Freeport, Bahamas, for more repairs and upgrades.

It's supposed to return to service June 13 with a cruise from Galveston, Texas.

The Triumph was towed into Mobile on Valentine's Day. A Gulf cruise turned into a nightmare for passengers who spent five days in what many described as squalid conditions.

The ship broke loose from its moorings during a storm in April, and a dock worker died after being swept into the water.

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