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Crews Corral Cruise Ship That Tore Loose in Alabama

Carnival Cruise Lines says a crippled cruise ship that tore loose from the Alabama dock where it’s being repaired is secure and has been moved to a terminal.

Carnival Triumph
Carnival Triumph (U.S. Coast Guard, Getty Images)

Spokesman Vance Gulliksen says tug boats moved the drifting ship and tied it up to a pier.

He says about 800 crew and contractors who were onboard are safe.

Wind gusts near hurricane strength shoved the 900-foot Carnival Triumph free from its mooring. The ship was brought to Moblile after a five-day ordeal that began when an engine fire stranded it off of Mexico in February.

The violent weather Wednesday also blew a nearby guard shack into the water. A U.S. Coast Guard spokesman says one shipyard worker was rescued and crews were searching for another in the water.

 

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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