Worker missing after Carnival Cruise ship breaks from mooring

Worker missing after Carnival Cruise ship breaks from mooring

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Passengers aboard to the Carnival Triumph cruise ship assembled on the deck to spell out “HELP” as a TV crew shot aerial footage of the vessel being towed to Mobile, Ala. The miserable passengers aboard the ill-fated Carnival cruise line were slowly making their long journey home Thursday after crews repaired a broken tow line, another bad break that briefly set the ship adrift off the Alabama coast.

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by Associated Press

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Posted on April 3, 2013 at 4:02 PM

Updated Saturday, Nov 23 at 8:31 PM

MOBILE, Ala. -- U.S. Coast Guard officials are searching for a missing shipyard worker after a disabled Carnival Cruise ship broke free from its mooring in Mobile, Ala.

Petty Ofc. Second Class Bill Colclough says a crew is searching the Mobile River for the man. He went missing after the ship drifted from its mooring Wednesday afternoon. Colclough was unsure of where the worker was when the ship became dislodged.

The U.S. Coast Guard tweeted that high winds are likely to blame for the Triumph becoming dislodged. The National Weather Service reported winds between 35 and 65 mph blowing through the area. Carnival spokesman Vance Gulliksen says the ship drifted and is resting against a cargo vessel.

The Triumph was disabled Feb. 10 by an engine fire that stranded thousands of passengers onboard for days in the Gulf.

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