First lawsuit filed in the wake of 'Triumph' landfall
Updated: Saturday, February 16 2013, 12:25 PM EST
(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The first lawsuit has been filed in the wake of the crippled Carnival cruise ship that left thousands of passengers in miserable conditions for days.
In the nine-page complaint, Cassie Terry, of Texas, describes her last days on the damaged ship as living in a "floating toilet."
The ship lost primary power after an engine room fire on Sunday, and it took nearly five days to tow the boat back to the U.S.
Terry says she feared for her life and worries she might suffer an illness because of the presence of raw sewage and spoiled food.