SAN ANTONIO - About 15 men and women from San Antonio are on board the stranded cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico. Their loved ones are anxious to get in touch with them and find out when they are coming home.
About 100 people from Jazzercise locations across Texas, including two in San Antonio, are stranded at sea on the Carnival Triumph. The ship has been adrift following a fire Sunday in the engine room which knocked out power and toilets to part of the ship. Are about 4,000 people are on board.
The cruise was a fun way for Jazzercise instructors and customers to relax and have fun, but was not sponsored by the company. Local Jazzercise owner Marilyn Barnes says the daughter of her instructor has not been able to get in touch with her mom and she is "beside herself."
The ship had drifted about 90 miles north of its original location off the Yucatan Peninsula and would be towed by two tug boats to Mobile, Alabama. However, the Triumph was not expected to arrive until Thursday.