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Cruise ship rescue delayed shortly

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Just when they thought things couldn't get any worse, Thursday afternoon another setback for the more than 4,000 passengers and crew members on the crippled cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico slowly crawling toward the Port of Mobile.

A tow line snapped further delaying the ship's progress.

It is not moving again, but won't be pulled into Port until after midnight.

It's already been four days of suffering for more than 4,000 on the ship. An engine fire caused extensive damager to the ships propulsion system.

Passengers say there is no running water or sewage service and water on cabin floors.

"If you are going to take responsibility for 4,000 people you need to be sure your equipment is in good working order," says Dorothy McKnight, who's daughter is on the ship.

Many family members have gathered at the terminal in Mobile.

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