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Crippled cruise ship secured to Ala. terminal after breaking loose; shipyard worker missing

Tug boats maneuver around the Carnival cruise ship Triumph as she rests against a dock on the east side of the Mobile River after becoming dislodged from its mooring at BAE Shipyard during high winds Wednesday, April 3, 2013 in Mobile, Ala. Triumph was disabled Feb. 10 by an engine fire that stranded thousands of passengers onboard for days in the Gulf. It was towed into port in Mobile. (AP Photo/AL.com, Bill Starling) MAGS OUT
April 04, 2013 - 1:43 AM

MOBILE, Ala. - Now that a troubled Carnival cruise ship has been secured after breaking away from the dock at Mobile's port, authorities continue to search for a shipyard worker thrown into the water in a separate wind-related incident.

The crippled cruise ship whose sewage-filled breakdown in the Gulf of Mexico subjected thousands to horrendous conditions tore loose Wednesday from the dock where it was being repaired, lumbered downriver and crunched into a cargo ship.

Wind gusts near hurricane strength shoved the 900-foot Carnival Triumph free from its mooring in downtown Mobile, Ala. Hours later Wednesday, four tug boats used several mooring lines to secure the ship to the cruise terminal.

News from © The Associated Press, 2013
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