Additional Coast Guard cutters and aircraft, along with Mexican naval vessels, are also responding to assist.
The Carnival Splendor was 150 miles off the coast of San Diego. The crew of the Splendor reported a fire in the aft engine room which they extinguished.
The Panamanian flagged cruise ship was on a voyage to to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The latest update from Carnival can be found here.
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