Carnival Triumph breaks loose from mooring in shipyard
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MOBILE, Ala. (AP) -
A disabled cruise ship has broken away from its moorings while docked in Alabama Wednesday, FOX 10 reported.
The Mobile, Ala. Fire Rescue Department says the Carnival Triumph broke away from BAE Shipyard on Wednesday.
Officials said the ship broke away around 2 p.m.
Authorities said high winds in the area may have played a factor. They said two people are in the water in the area, but they are not related to the ship. They were in a guard tower nearby when the wind blew it over and threw them into the water, FOX 10 reported.
One of those people has been found and taken to the hospital. The other is still missing.
The Triumph was a focus of nationwide attention in February after an engine fire stranded thousands of passengers onboard the ship for days in the Gulf.
The ship was at the shipyard for repairs to the engine.
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.