UPDATED: Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 1:37pm
Gulf of Mexico — An East Texan trapped on what's been dubbed the "floating petri dish" was able to speak to her mom this morning, and it was all captured on tape by CNN.
Rebecca Poret, of Lufkin, boarded the Carnival Cruise Ship, Triumph, on Friday, February 4, expecting a relaxing four day Caribbean cruise. Instead, a fire occurred in the engine rooom and caused the ship to stall for a couple of days before tugboats came to their rescue.
Now, three days after the planned return date, the ship is expected to port in Mobile, Alabama, sometime late Thursday afternoon.
In the video above, you can listen to the girl's account of the disastrous trip. Due to the length of the interview, other clips are listed below.
Poret is pictured above in the yellow jacket waving.