Carnival Triumph Breaks Away from Moorings


0  Updated at 2:28 pm, April 3rd, 2013 By: ABC Digital
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KRTK/ABC News(MOBILE, Ala.) –The Carnival Triumph has broken away from its moorings at a shipyard in Mobile, Ala.

The cruise line said the ship drifted and was resting against a cargo vessel.

Tugboats and the U.S. Coast Guard were on site, the cruise line said.

Carnival blamed the breakaway on high winds in the area. Wind gusts reached 80 miles per hour in Mobile on Wednesday.

Two security guards, employees of the shipyard, went into the water when their guard shack blew into the water during the high winds. One guard was found and one was still missing.

It did not appear anyone was on board at the time the ship broke away.

The Triumph was towed to Mobile after losing power during a roundtrip cruise from Galveston, Texas, to Cozumel, Mexico, in February, stranding 4,000 people at sea for days. A fire broke out in its engine room, disabling the vessel’s propulsion system and knocking out much of its power.

The ship was taken out of service and was expected to sail again on June 3.

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