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CARNIVAL CRUISE SHIP IN SECOND SCARE

Thursday April 4th, 2013
CARNIVAL CRUISE SHIP IN SECOND SCARE

The notorious Carnival Triumph Cruise Ship has hit the headlines again after breaking free from its moorings in port during high winds. The ship, that was previously headline news when it was disabled for days in the Gulf of Mexico, was hit by 65mph gusts in Alabama causing damage to the bow and stern of the vessel including a large hole on the port side of the stern.

The storm also blew two shipyard workers and their guard tower in the Mobile River, one of whom is still missing.

The Coast Guard said, 'The missing employee is ... reportedly not wearing a life jacket. One other BAE employee was recovered safely.'

Vance Gulliksen, spokesman for Carnival told press the damage was 'limited ' and said the Triumph was now re-secured and resting against a cargo vessel.

In a written statement Mr Gulliksen said, 'With the assistance of tugboats on site, the ship has been moved to the Mobile Cruise Terminal... Lines have moored the ship, and, as a precaution, tugboats will remain alongside the vessel as well.'

All of the 600 plus and 200 contractors who were onboard when she cut loose have been accounted for and there are no reported injuries.

Shares in Carnival dipped by more than 1% on the FTSE during early Thursday trading.
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