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Crews corral Carnival Triumph after it broke free from shipyard

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Tug boats attempting to corral the Carnival Triumph in the Mobile River Wednesday. (Special) Tug boats attempting to corral the Carnival Triumph in the Mobile River Wednesday. (Special)

By MELISSA NELSON-GABRIEL and PHILLIP LUCAS
Associated Press

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Carnival Cruise Lines says a crippled cruise ship that tore loose from the Alabama dock where it's being repaired is secure and has been moved to a terminal.

Spokesman Vance Gulliksen says tug boats moved the drifting ship and tied it up to a pier.

He says about 800 crew and contractors who were onboard are safe.

Wind gusts near hurricane strength shoved the 900-foot Carnival Triumph free from its mooring. The ship was brought to Mobile after a 5-day ordeal that began when an engine fire stranded it off of Mexico in February.

The violent weather Wednesday also blew a nearby guard shack into the water. A U.S. Coast Guard spokesman says one shipyard worker was rescued and crews were searching for another in the water.

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