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05/17/2011 12:14 pm ET | Updated Jul 17, 2011

MSC Cruise Ship Passengers Revolt After Three Days Stranded At Sea

Passengers aboard the MSC Opera staged a mutiny after being stranded nearly three days in the Baltic Sea with little food, no power and no running water.

The ship, with 1,700 people on board, set sail from Southampton, England on Saturday, May 7 for a 10-day cruise. The following Saturday, off the coast of Sweden, its electricity failed.

'We stopped in the middle of the Baltic, nobody knew why, for about three hours. Then it came across the tannoy that the boat was experiencing some difficulties and then it stopped again for 12 hours, and then finally they got some tugs out to pull us in," passenger Mary Birch told The Daily Mail.

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