FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2013 file photo the cruise ship Carnival Triumph is towed into Mobile Bay near Dauphin Island, Ala. The Triumph, which has been docked in Alabama since an engine room fire left it disabled for days in the Gulf of Mexico, broke away from its mooring in a Mobile, Ala. shipyard on Wednesday, April 3, 2013. The U.S. Coast Guard tweeted Wednesday afternoon that high winds were likely to blame. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)
Disabled cruise ship breaks from Ala. mooring
| The Associated Press
First Published Apr 03 2013 02:24 pm • Last Updated Apr 03 2013 02:24 pm
MOBILE, Ala. • 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.
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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