Seaman Quincy Fermer of the USS Carl Vinson hugs his Thiana after seeing her for the first time after disembarking from the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in San Diego. The US Navy aircraft carrier from which the body of Osama bin Laden was buried at sea has returned to its home port in San Diego Bay.
Carnival Splendor arrived at a San Diego dock Thursday. Passengers began to leave the Carnival Splendor after being towed back to the southern California port, following an engine room fire that disabled the cruise ship.
Carnival Splendor, without propulsion or primary electricity since an engine fire Monday morning, is being dragged towards San Diego bay by six tug boats.
Tugboats tow the disabled cruise ship Carnival Splendor into San Diego Bay on Nov. 11. The ship, which lost power four days earlier with nearly 4,500 passengers and crew aboard, was towed from the waters off the coast of Mexico.