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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Mallory Fatheree and her friend Kayla Kafferty are stuck on the Carnival Triumph roughly 200 miles off the coast of Mobile, Alabama. The ship broke down early Sunday morning from a fire in the engine room, too close for comfort for Mallory's mom.

"She did tell me that it was the smoke in her room Sunday morning that woke her up. That was really scary for me as a mother, you know, to realize how close it was." Said Sylvia Quaid.

The two have only spoken twice since the fire and Mallory says life on the ship has become miserable.

"she had a cold shower, she was glad to get it because they hadn't had any running water and that she had waited in line for 3 hours to get a hamburger. She had to be hungry or she would've waited. She's not very patient." Explained Sylvia.

As any parent would, Sylvia wants answers but that is something that is hard to come by. She knows another cruise liner dropped off supplies, but little more.

"I heard that the Elation is still with them. I've heard that they're not with them. None of us are getting any good information and it's been going on too long. I would've thought that they could've done something sooner."

Sylvia says although she hasn't spoken to Mallory lately, she feels comfort that Mallory is with her friends.

"I'm glad she's in good company. I'm glad she's with the people she's with. I know they'll take care of each other. That's a comfort."

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