Triumph Cruise Ship Breaks Free in Gusty Winds

Published April 03, 2013

| AccuWeather

The Carnival Triumph cruise ship that suffered an engine fire and power outage in February broke free of its moorings in Mobile, Ala.

Update:

5:00 p.m. EDT Wednesday: Reports from CNN of at least one person missing after the ship broke loose.

"It was raining and winds were gusting to 50 mph between 1-2 p.m. CDT ," said AccuWeather Senior Expert Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski.

The ship struck a dock and an Army Corp boat before coming to rest against a cargo vessel. Local news reported damage to the right side of the stern and the bow may also be damaged. There are no reports of injuries.

The U.S. Coast Guard is on the scene to assist with the recovery of the vessel.

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http://www.foxnews.com/weather/2013/04/03/triumph-cruise-ship-breaks-free-in-gusty-winds/