The interrupted cruise was only the second to be made for Ocean Star by its sole ship, the nearly 40 year old Ocean Star Pacific. The ship was originally built for Royal Caribbean as the Nordic Prince, but has subsequently had several other owners and names.
"There's no emergency, all the passengers are fine, they are safe," Carlos Salazar, representative of the Acapulco-based cruise line, told Latin American Herald Tribune.
The newspaper reported the ship as being some 18 kilometers from shore, under tow from a vessel owned by Pemex.
April 18, 2010