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Old April 3rd, 2013, 05:31 PM
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Default Carnival Triumph adrift again? (April 2013)

I just had an email letting me know that the Carnival Triumph broke loose from her moorings during the current storm and is adrift in Mobile Bay.

I have no idea how many crew may be on board. I wonder if the TV news folks will make a big deal about this although can not be the fault of Carnival. (unless crew didn't inspect dock workers tie downs)
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Reports say that tugs have the Triumph pinned against a cargo ship.
Also reports of a damaged hull.

I wonder if this will effect the 1st scheduled June cruise.

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Two people were thrown into the water. The Coast Guard has recovered only one of them. My best hopes for the second.

It doesn't seem that Carnival can catch a break.

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Looks like a nasty gouge on the starboard stern, could not see the damage that is suppose to be on the bow.
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Two people were thrown into the water. The Coast Guard has recovered only one of them. My best hopes for the second.

It doesn't seem that Carnival can catch a break.

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Further report said that the breaking away of the Triumph and the gaurd shack blowing into the water were NOT related. I expect however, that somehow the media will try and make a big deal of it
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No tug boat next 2 the ship before the storm good job carnival so i guest that one or 2 more canceled cruise trips or do they just don't fix what they where going 2 do
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The story did make it on our local news, no, they haven't caught a break yet. I just hope they find the 2nd worker....
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ABC's Nightline last night used it as an excuse to repeat about 8 minutes of the old 'onion sandwich' type stories.
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I think cruise prices might have bottomed. Book 'em while you can.

Amazing how some are blaming Carnival for the weather or for a ship that isn't even in service.

I especially love reports that the ship was in "extended dry dock" . Must have been weather of biblical proportions if the ship broke loose and floated out of dry dock.

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Why wasn't the Ship Anchor Out .Yes it was Wet Dock but this was the Biggest Cruise ship ever in this river and a dead cruise ship is a big sail boat don't take much.Carnival,the Shipyard,River keeper ,US coast guard, City of MOBILE,the Insurance company. NOT one person. Lots of smart people in that one BIG GROUP and that what you get.
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That is a big ouch! I hope they can do the repairs right there and get Triumph back in service ASAP.
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Go get 'em Jason-- keep after 'em. You need to start getting in touch with the people in Carnival Headquarters to let them know what's happening
out here in the real cruising world !!
A ship floating around out there can't be good!
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ABC's Nightline last night used it as an excuse to repeat about 8 minutes of the old 'onion sandwich' type stories.
The Disney owned TV network took another cheap shot at Carnival? Shocking!
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Why wasn't the Ship Anchor Out .Yes it was Wet Dock but this was the Biggest Cruise ship ever in this river and a dead cruise ship is a big sail boat don't take much.Carnival,the Shipyard,River keeper ,US coast guard, City of MOBILE,the Insurance company. NOT one person. Lots of smart people in that one BIG GROUP and that what you get.
Just evidence that Mobile can't handle cruise ships.
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Good thing that wasn't a OIL Tanker it HIT.
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Any news on the missing worker yet??
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It was confirmed today that the mooring lines DID NOT BREAK it was the actual concrete around the bollards that collapsed. There was an actual tug that happened to be right next to the ship and attempted to push it back but was unable and was actually squeezed between the two ships and sustained damage also.
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The guard who was employed at the port for 18 years is still missing. Coast Guard has called off their search but the Sheriff is using Sonar still to try to find.
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Carnival to cheap 2 put the ship in dry dock
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It was confirmed today that the mooring lines DID NOT BREAK it was the actual concrete around the bollards that collapsed. There was an actual tug that happened to be right next to the ship and attempted to push it back but was unable and was actually squeezed between the two ships and sustained damage also.
This is more typical - something with the dock failing as opposed to a ship.
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Carnival to cheap 2 put the ship in dry dock
I'm not a marine engineer like you, but I am guessing that a ship only actually goes into dry dock when they need to work on the hull below the water line.
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I hope they do recover his body.
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I'm not a marine engineer like you, but I am guessing that a ship only actually goes into dry dock when they need to work on the hull below the water line.
Usually. They also are not typically sitting idle and need to be scheduled in advance.
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I'm starting to think he works for a competing cruise line. All he does is bash Carnival.
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When any ship is put in for repairs, just like when you take your car to the garage. The shipyard not Carnival decide how and where to repair the ship.
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