After days stranded at sea, now comes the bus ride

JAY REEVES RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI Associated Press Published:

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) -- After a week at sea, the disabled cruise ship Carnival Triumph is in sight of shore off Alabama.

The ship is expected to arrive at the cruise ship terminal in Mobile on Thursday night.

Four tugs are towing the vessel.

Passengers have described dismal, filthy conditions onboard, but the company has disputed the accounts and says employees are doing everything to ensure people are comfortable.

An engine-room fire Sunday left the ship powerless. More than 4,000 people are on board.