Carnival Cruise Ship Triumph Breaks Loose From Dock In Mobile, AL
The hits keep coming for Carnival Cruise lines - particularly the Triumph - as WKRG in Mobile, Alabama is reporting that the ship has broken loose from the port and has drifted across the river. Two tow boats are on the scene to help move the ship back to BAE Ship Systems where it was undergoing repairs.
A guard shack two docks over from the ship blew over when the Triumph broke loose, throwing two people into the water. Mobile Fire-Rescue is reporting that one person has been pulled from the water and is currently in the hospital. They are currently searching for a second person. If you remember, back on February 14th, 2013 the Triumph ship was towed in the the Port of Mobile after experiencing technical issues.
Strong winds and storm activity passed through the Mobile area today which may have contributed to the Triumph ship breaking loose. The ship has been in Mobile for the last two months, and has sustained damage in the form of a hole on the right side of the vessel's stern.