Docked Carnival Ship Busts Loose; 1 Missing

Coast Guard searching for Alabama dockworker
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 3, 2013 3:01 PM CDT
Updated Apr 3, 2013 3:39 PM CDT
In this Feb. 14 photo, crew members watch the activity on the dock after the Carnival Triumph was towed to the cruise terminal in Mobile, Ala.   (AP Photo/John David Mercer)
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(Newser) – Another mishap involving a Carnival Cruise Lines ship, and this one might end up being the most serious of all. Strong winds apparently caused the Triumph to break free from its mooring in Mobile, Alabama, and Coast Guard crews are searching for a dockworker thought to be missing in the river, reports AP and WKRG. Tug boats apparently have the massive vessel itself back under control, but it was at rest near the dock perpendicular to its original position. The ship also has a gash high up on its stern. The Triumph is the ship that stranded passengers at sea in smelly conditions before being towed into Mobile in February for repairs. Three other Carnival ships also had trouble recently. (Read more Carnival Cruise Lines stories.)

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