Storms Break Carnival Triumph’s Mooring Lines

Yesterday afternoon, the Carnival Triumph’s mooring lines were broken due to violent storms and strong winds moving through Mobile, Alabama. After the lines had been broken, the Carnival Triumph began to float down the Mobile River until it came to a rest against a cargo ship.

Once the ship had come to a rest, tugboats immediately began to secure the ship’s lines to tow the Triumph back to the dock. The Coast Guard was also on the scene to assist in docking the ship. The Carnival Triumph was eventually towed back to the Alabama Cruise Terminal and tied up alongside.

The Carnival Triumph did sustain moderate damage to her stern on the starboard side between decks 5 and 6. The damage appears to only be aesthetic and shouldn’t cause any further damages.

The violent weather has moved out of the Mobile area and shouldn’t cause any more problems. The Carnival Triumph is currently undergoing repairs and minor renovation in Mobile, Alabama.

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Photo: Carnival

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Mike Faust

Mike Faust is an avid world traveler, often found traversing city streets in Asia and Europe rather than his home city of Boca Raton. Mike has touched down in 39 countries, set sail on 35 cruises, and flown over 400,000 lifetime miles.