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MOBILE, Ala. (CNN) –While thousands of Americans and crew members are happy to be on solid ground, rather than on the Carnival Triumph, investigators are looking into the cause behind the cruise liner’s demise.

The U.S. Coast Guard announced that the fire that crippled the Carnival cruise ship’s engines was caused by a leak in a hose.

That hose served as a fuel oil return line from one of the ship’s six engines.

The Triumph was on the third day of a four-day cruise from Galveston, Texas to Mexico when the fire brought the trip to a halt.

Visitors dealt with the loss of running water, lack of flowing air or air conditioning in the cabins.

Passengers have already filed a lawsuit against Carnival for unspecified damages.