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Carnival Triumph breaks loose from dock; one person pulled from water

- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Strong winds caused the infamous Carnival Triumph to break loose from its moorings Wednesday afternoon while it was being repaired in Alabama.

"We have reports that the Carnival Triumph has broken away from BAE Shipyard and there may be people in the water," according to the Mobile Fire-Rescue Department, the New York Post reports.

The Triumph broke free at a shipyard in Mobile just one month after the ship made news for stranding 4,000 people in the Gulf of Mexico for four days after an engine room fire left it paralyzed.

"Due to strong winds in Mobile, Ala., Carnival Triumph, which was docked at a Mobile shipyard, broke away from its moorings," Carnival said in a statement. "The ship drifted and is currently resting against a cargo vessel. Tug boats and the U.S. Coast Guard are on site."

One person has been pulled from the water and is currently in the hospital. Mobile Fire-Rescue is searching for a second person, NBC News reports.

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