Carnival Triumph Breaks Loose From Dock, People Reportedly In Water
MOBILE, Ala. (CBS Atlanta/AP) — The Carnival Triumph has broken loose from the dock at BAE Shipyard in Mobile and there are reports that people may be in the water.
The Mobile Fire-Rescue Department says on Twitter that one person has been recovered and another is missing after a guard shack was blown into the water. The department says the cruise ship had nothing to do with the incident.
Mobile land and boat crews are searching the area.
WPMI-TV reports that the ship is now lodged on the western short of the Mobile River. The department tells the station that high winds were to blame.
The Triumph was crippled by an engine fire in the Gulf of Mexico in February which left 4,200 people stranded for five days.
The Triumph wasn’t the only Carnival ship to experience problems this year. The company ended the voyage of the Carnival Dream in February after the ship’s backup emergency diesel generator failed, causing problems with elevators and toilets. Instead of allowing the cruise ship to return to Florida, Carnival was forced to charter airplanes to fly home the ship’s 4,300 passengers. The Dream’s next trip was canceled.
Carnival runs cruises under 10 brands including Holland America, Princess, Cunard and its namesake line.
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