Disabled cruise ship breaks from Ala. mooring

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
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.

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2013 file photo the cruise ship Carnival Triumph is towed into Mobile Bay near Dauphin Island, Ala., Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. A leak in a fuel oil return line caused the engine-room fire that disabled a Carnival cruise ship at sea, leaving 4,200 people without power or working toilets for five days, a Coast Guard official said Monday, Feb. 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)

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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