U.S. Coast Guard helps Carnival Triumph after accident in Alabama shipyard
The irony of the Coast Guard once again helping Carnival with on of its ships — on the very same day Carnival boss Micky Arrison says he sees no need for Carnival to better support the service — is not lost on many people.
Officials say a Carnival cruise ship that had been disabled for days in the Gulf of Mexico has broken away from its moorings in a Mobile, Ala. shipyard.
The U.S. Coast Guard tweeted Wednesday afternoon that high winds are likely to blame for the Triumph becoming dislodged.
Due to strong winds in Mobile, Carnival Triumph, which was docked @ Mobile shipyard, broke away from its moorings. US Coast Guard is on site
— Carnival Cruise Line (@CarnivalCruise) April 3, 2013
Carnival spokesman Vance Gulliksen says the ship drifted and is resting against a cargo vessel. Gulliksen says tug boats and U.S. Coast Guard officials are on the scene.
The Triumph was disabled Feb. 10 by an engine fire that stranded thousands of passengers onboard for days in the Gulf.
It has been docked in Alabama since being towed to port.
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