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Carnival Cruise ship breaks loose in Mobile
(UPDATE 5:50 p.m.) MOBILE, Ala. (AP) -- U.S. Coast Guard officials say tug boats are working to stabilize the disabled cruise ship that became dislodged from its mooring during high winds in Mobile, Ala.
Carnival Cruise Lines spokesman Vance Gulliksen says the Triumph had been secured as of 5 p.m. Wednesday and is expected to be moved to the Mobile Cruise Terminal.
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.
Coast Guard officials say they saw no sign of the missing BAE Systems employee who was knocked into the water with a co-worker when near hurricane-strength winds blew their guard shack over. The other man was rescued.
Authorities say the Triumph becoming dislodged and the shack blowing into the water are not directly related.
MOBILE, Ala. -- We have more information on a developing story out of Mobile.
Those high winds are being blamed for the Carnival Triumph breaking free from its moorings at the port of Mobile.
The ship has since been secured.
According to Mobile Fire Rescue high winds are to blame for the ship breaking loose.
As far as the missing worker, that is a separate incident that happened around the same time.
Two BAE Systems workers were in a guard shack when high winds came through and the shack fell in the water.
One person was recovered and taken to the hospital to be treated for hypothermia.
The other is still missing.
The Coast Guard is searching the Mobile River, it is a recovery at this point, doesn't look like he survived.